Profile: Ivan

Ivan

You can call me… Ivan.

I identify as… androgynous.

As far as third-person pronouns go, … I’ve never been particular.

I’m attracted to… anyone.

When people talk about me, I want them to… look past my appearance. I’ve identified as “androgynous” for close to half of my life, and during that time, I’ve had others devalue my work and efforts under the guise of “being from an ugly girl.”

I want people to understand… that regardless of how I identify, I’m still a person – not an object to be mocked, not a thing to be fixed, not a physical embodiment of social ineptitude.

About Ivan
29-year-old fashion and music writer, although I’ve been hesitant to “brand” myself on social media. I’ve also been working on a novel with an androgynous protagonist, although that’s probably one of those things that won’t ever see the light of day.

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Posted by on September 20th, 2013 at 08:00 am

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3 Responses to “Profile: Ivan”

  1. Anonymous

    Don’t give up on that novel :) I’m writing too, and the world needs more books for, by, and about androgynous people.

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  2. anta

    I shudder to think of that “ugly girl” stigma. I was years into adulthood before I was told that I actually look normal.

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  3. Anonymous

    You’re not an “ugly” anything. You’re quite attractive physically and your words made you attractive on a deeper, more real level.

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