Open Flower

Submitted by Leni, the model.

” I just wanted to express to like-minded people online about my idiosyncratic expression and construing of gender. Honestly, I don’t really know where to identify myself on the gender spectrum, but I’d like to see myself more as a unisex or a “genderpunk”, and also, if I’m permitted to say, pansexual.
I do not like it how gender norms have been my whole life imposed on me and even enforced on me either by others or by lack of choice in the circumstances.

Quite frankly, I don’t feel all that comfortable in the traditional, antiquated, masculine, hetero-normative, and sexist role. I am way too free-spirited, punk, liberated, artsy, and rebellious minded for that kind of stuff. I’m also a person with an invisible disability, and am a proud supported for people with disabilities, social services, and lgbtq activism.

I am comfortable in my body and in my “unisex”/genderqueer identity and will continue to embrace myself and pursue what I love and fill the role I feel most emotionally fulfilled in: philosophical, poetic, artsy, feminine, light-hearted, fun-loving, dancer, writer, cook, gardener, and an amazing homemaker.”

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Posted by on May 27th, 2015 at 10:00 am

Category: faces One comment »

One Response to “Open Flower”

  1. Anonymous

    Thus the problems with labels! How about if we just stick to two: me and you. I’m me and you’re you; each of us beautify unique in our individuality. Each of us is our own category, compilation of characteristics. Labels create the problems. Just embrace and be fabulous you!


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