Insert Gender Here

Someone wrote…

Genderfluid person here! Let’s be honest, I’m terrible at passing. I never will be able to completely present as a boy, or anything besides a girl. But enough negativity!

On days where I feel like a boy – where sensible people would put on pants and a binder – I feel most comfortable dressing in a skirt and blouse, or as my family calls it, ‘like a girl.’ I guess I do this because I look awesome in skirts anyway, so why not wear one? And I feel like I’m fooling people, breaking major gender barriers in my life. I’ll say to myself, “Hehe, all these people think I’m a girl, but the joke’s on them! Because I’m really a boy! Haha, I’m so good at disguises.”

I guess that’s one healthier way to look at it, my nonbinary lovelies – you’re disguising yourself as your birth sex. If people misgender you, that’s a good thing, because it means your disguise is really convincing. And also that they’re too blind to see you’re really [insert gender here].

What’s your experience?

And what are you thinking about gender right now?

Posted by on October 19th, 2015 at 08:00 am

Category: your voice One comment »

One Response to “Insert Gender Here”

  1. Claude

    That, is a very interesting point of view. I will not forget that.


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