Today, I changed my gender on Facebook from female to pangender. I noted that the pronouns I prefer is they/them. It felt really good.
Just lately I’ve had to fill out a lot of forms. Each time, I’ve found it harder to face the either or question of gender. Which box do I check? Why am I forced to make this choice over and over. That’s not even accurate. A choice implies, it’s my decision what box I’m put in. Today, I actually got to make a choice.
Freedom, relief and gratitude all flowed through me. And so, I did more than just change my profile. I wrote about my experience on Facebook. It’s a small start but I have realized this is my fight too.
What’s your experience?