Fluid with in its own parameters

Someone wrote…

I’ve never been very good at gender expression. Only recently did I finally get a haircut I actually liked. Then one day I decided to try on make-up. Just because. In the past I’ve fooled around to see if I could still look like a woman. But that day, I found eye liner and lipstick struck me masculine.

I don’t dislike labels for myself, but I don’t like to slap on the ones that exist. Transmasculine, sometimes man/lad/masculine, but mostly third gender. After years of convincing other people I am male, how can I qualify that statement? My sex should be male, but my gender differs, fluid within its own parameters.

What’s your experience?

And what are you thinking about gender right now?

Posted by on May 21st, 2014 at 08:00 am

Category: your voice One comment »

One Response to “Fluid with in its own parameters”

  1. Anonymous

    Story of my life. Like, 100%. I actually tried the exact same thing with eye liner and lipstick a little while ago, and it felt masculine to me. Who are you? Get out of my head!



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