You can call me… Risa.
I identify as… female to those who need a category, which is convenient sometimes – I need clothes that fit and doctors and gym instructors to know how my body works or is shaped – but I hate to be confined to the boundaries often associated with gender and sex.
As far as third-person pronouns go, … I wish they weren’t gendered. I’ve gotten used to living with “she,” but it would be awesome to be acknowledged as “he” once in a while. I like the concept of using those neutral pronouns, but honestly they just sound weird to me.
I’m attracted to… men who look good dressed up like a girl; women like Amelie Mauresmo.
When people talk about me, I want them to… be interested in who I am and not shy away just because I am different. Also, not to hold static assumptions.
I want people to understand… I am not a bad person!! I like being honest about who I am and what I like, and I wish other people would appreciate that.
I love playing sports and going to the gym. I also like writing songs and wish I had the inspiration to write a hundred of them. I am bilingual and bicultural, sometimes socially awkward and occasionally feel romantically impaired, but want to change the world and make it a better place someday.
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