Out-ness and the pain of labels.

Someone wrote…

I don’t have a fight with my body, this frame of flesh I inhabit, its geography holds some hills and some valleys; maybe as a map it confuses people, but I’m not a representation of me, I’m me and it seems like all the words, for what I could be, just try to trim an effusive loving & expansive being into a pre-judge-able unit to be sorted like hardware.

Why does it feel like these labels are just a thousand ways of saying “not like me”?

I want the opposite effect when I introduce myself….

“we’re beautifully similar.”

What’s your experience?

And what are you thinking about gender right now?

Posted by on February 24th, 2016 at 08:00 am

Category: your voice One comment »

One Response to “Out-ness and the pain of labels.”

  1. Ursula

    Sounds like me … but the way you say it is sooo beautiful.
    I recognize myself in it. I guess that makes us beautifully similar!



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