Gender Expressions

Someone wrote…

I don’t feel like my gender, but I like my body. I think I might be genderqueer.
The people around me read me as a butch lesbian. My gender expressions are very mixed, but the way I dress is pretty “masculine” most of the time with some “feminine” clothing ideas thrown it. I do not want hormones or to ever hide my breasts, but I also do not want people to read me at just a butch lesbian.

What’s your experience?

And what are you thinking about gender right now?

Posted by on April 23rd, 2014 at 08:00 am

Category: your voice 2 comments »

2 Responses to “Gender Expressions”

  1. Jesse

    Why do you care so much about what other people label you? Get in touch with who you are and what you want to be. See if that jibes with what you friends and family want. If there’s a serious conflict, find new friends – you’ve got 7 billion to choose from. If your family balks, well, that’s harder but they don’t own you either. Try to explain and bring them around to seeing or at least tolerating what you’re about.


  2. Anonymous

    My experience precisely, except I know for sure that I’m genderqueer. It can get annoying being read as lesbian when I’m not, just because I’m shy and want dudes to talk to me/be attracted to me.


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