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I dress how I want to dress.


Someone wrote…

I lived eighteen years of my life as “Shanyss” a girl who dressed how society told her to, conformed to people expectations, however for my eighteenth birthday a close friend brought me to a drag show.

From then on the concept of transgender was planted in my brain and I began seriously questioning my identity, I am more comfortable living now as “Frankie” and I dress how I want to dress, which depending on how I feel could be more like a boy or more like a girl.

I play bass guitar, write poetry and I like girls, and I have long since recognized that this is my life to live and I really don’t care what other people say about my choice.

What’s your experience?

And what are you thinking about gender right now?


Posted by on January 31st, 2015 at 08:00 am

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Question: Binding as a Genderqueer person


CJ asks…

What is a good way to start experimenting with chest binding? I’m genderqueer and the only change I’d like to make to my gender expression is to bind my chest.

I was wondering where a good place to start would be?

Please post your response in the comments below.

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Posted by on January 30th, 2015 at 10:00 am

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Double Self


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Posted by on January 29th, 2015 at 10:00 am

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What I needed.


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I want to live in a world where the gender I’m born isn’t the gender I have to be. So, when the world couldn’t become what I wanted, I made it into what I needed.

What’s your experience?

And what are you thinking about gender right now?


Posted by on January 29th, 2015 at 08:00 am

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Into the Woods


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Posted by on January 28th, 2015 at 10:00 am

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Gracefully Trans


Submitted by Brettany, the model and photographer.

“Being Gracefully Trans…

…Is being comfortable being transgender…

…Without apology…

…Without complacency…

…Without letting fear paralyze me…

…Expressing myself in kindness…

…With gentleness…

…With firmness…

…With joy…

…Becoming who I am…

…All I am.”

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

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One place


Someone wrote…

I’m genderqueer for the same reason I keep moving from city to city; Being in one place for too long feels unnatural.

What’s your experience?

And what are you thinking about gender right now?


Posted by on January 27th, 2015 at 08:00 am

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Hedgehog.


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Posted by on January 25th, 2015 at 10:00 am

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Last night I had a dream


Someone wrote…

I had a dream last night that I had a vagina. It felt… good, weirdly familiar, considering I’ve never actually had one in real life.

I missed it when I woke up. Not sure how to feel about that.

I’ve thought for a while that I must be some stripe of gender-different, but what if I’m just straight up trans after all? I mean, it would mess up my life, a lot, but when I imagine it, I feel… relieved, I guess.

What’s your experience?

And what are you thinking about gender right now?


Posted by on January 25th, 2015 at 08:00 am

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Tumblring with Max


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“Hanging out and tumblring with Max

They/them.”

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Posted by on January 24th, 2015 at 10:00 am

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Two Years


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“1 month away from my 2 years on T… aka 2-year Manniversary! So thankful.”

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Posted by on January 23rd, 2015 at 10:00 am

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To date everyone and be everything.


Someone wrote…

The more I think about it, the more I want to PRESENT as an effeminate gay man who is sometimes a drag queen. This really confused my therapist. I don’t know that I want to BE a gay man in the respect that I want to be a man that dates men: I definitely feel queer, and I feel like I don’t want to be man NOR woman. I want to date everyone and be everything.

What’s your experience?

And what are you thinking about gender right now?


Posted by on January 23rd, 2015 at 08:00 am

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Doing a thing.


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Posted by on January 22nd, 2015 at 10:00 am

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The way you work it.


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Posted by on January 21st, 2015 at 10:00 am

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I don’t understand my gender, but I don’t want to change


Someone wrote…

Age and gender are things that are ever on my mind. I appear to most people as a high school boy, and I’m about 10 years past that point. I pass as male most of the time, but there are those occasions 30% of the time where people read me as a really butch lesbian.

I realized that I don’t want to transition. I like my body, and I don’t want to change my voice. It does cross my mind sometimes because I don’t like being misgendered, and every so often, I do wish I had the physical traits of a man, but that changes day to day.

If I were to transition, I feel like it would be only to make it easier on others to read my gender correctly. It would be to make it so there was no ambiguity in my appearance. This doesn’t feel like the right reason to transition. I would resent the permanent changes in my body. This means I have to “come out” often as trans by requesting the correct pronouns and explaining my gender. I don’t mind it most of the time, but sometimes it can get tiring.

All in all I’m me, and sometimes even I don’t understand my gender, but I don’t want to change. :)

What’s your experience?

And what are you thinking about gender right now?


Posted by on January 21st, 2015 at 08:00 am

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No one like her.


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Posted by on January 20th, 2015 at 10:00 am

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Label Limits


Someone wrote…

I’m not sure about my gender, I’m really not. It’s been 20 years and I still don’t really know. I’m AFAB and have always felt okay with the idea of being seen as a woman, but I feel like that label limits me in many ways. I don’t really feel like a woman, but not like a man either. A mix of the two?

But I’m okay with being seen as a woman, and I look and dress femme. So though I feel like my gender is very mixed inside, I don’t know if I’ll ever admit to my feelings that I may be genderqueer because it’s just simpler for other people this way.

What’s your experience?

And what are you thinking about gender right now?


Posted by on January 15th, 2015 at 08:00 am

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Waiting for the New Year


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“This is a selfie I took on New Year’s Eve, annnnnd I looked really cute so here’s that. Transfemme selfies forever :3

(she/her and ze/hir)”

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Posted by on January 14th, 2015 at 10:00 am

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Sunnys and Scarf


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Posted by on January 13th, 2015 at 10:00 am

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Outfits


Someone wrote…

I don’t even know how to start this

…Um ever since I was in middle school I’ve always had boyish qualities as well as girlish qualities and I’ve never really thought anything of it. All of 7th grade I dressed and acted and had a secret wish to be identified as a boy. But then I got ridiculed and no boys would date me so I put some feminine makeup on and I loved how I looked so I stayed that way physically.

Sometimes I felt more boyish and sometimes more girlish although my physical appearance was always feminine. I feel like that happens to a lot of people maybe? Anyway a few weeks ago I went shopping with my grandma. I went into the men’s section and tried on some clothes. When I looked in the mirror, I looked more masculine than usual but I actually really liked the way I looked so I bought them.

Today, I actually did FtM makeup and put on one of my outfits and when I saw the completed look I felt this overwhelming…joy? I couldn’t help but smile. But then I had to go out so I put on some awesome lipstick and smokey eye and I felt awesome in that too…

I just don’t know what I’m feeling right now and I’m really confused and I don’t know a soul who would understand any of what the fuck is happening and I’m all alone.

What’s your experience?

And what are you thinking about gender right now?


Posted by on January 13th, 2015 at 08:00 am

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