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Albuquerque


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“Albuquerque Pride Parade 2013.”

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Posted by on October 24th, 2014 at 10:00 am

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Stories of Some of Our Lives


Reposted from Nia King.

“A collection of sixteen unique and honest conversations you won’t read anywhere else… Welcome to the future of QPOC art activism”

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Posted by on October 24th, 2014 at 08:00 am

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The Commercial


Reposted from The Dapper Crow.

“I got cast to be in an AT&T commercial. They made me wear lipstick.”

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Posted by on October 23rd, 2014 at 10:00 am

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Life isn’t static


Someone wrote…

You are never too young to state what orientation you identify with. If it changes, thats okay too; it can change just as much for an older person because life isn’t a static thing and humans are no exception.

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What’s your experience?

And what are you thinking about gender right now?


Posted by on October 23rd, 2014 at 08:00 am

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Sometimes I’m like


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Posted by on October 22nd, 2014 at 10:00 am

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Profile: Mini



You can call me… Mini

I identify as… pansexual; aro/greyromantic; genderqueer/genderfluid/still working on it

As far as third-person pronouns go, … female pronouns are fine (for now. I haven’t thought about it that much yet, mostly because third-person is really weird to do in German. I am considering ne/nem/nir/nirs/nemself for internet use, though.)

I’m attracted to… people, good writing, art

When people talk about me, I want them to… be honest; take me seriously; speak about me like I’m a person and not some piece of meat

I want people to understand… that sorting human beings into boxes they’ll never fit (and then expecting them to be happy, functional people) is impossible to accomplish.

About Mini
I’m an open minded twenty year old trying to figure out life. Haven’t found out what I want to do with it yet but I’m an artist at heart, so creativity’s definitely gonna factor.
I love good stories in whatever format they’re told, all kinds of tinkering and trees.

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Posted by on October 22nd, 2014 at 08:00 am

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The time we had a lesbian pack


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Posted by on October 21st, 2014 at 10:00 am

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Legs


Someone wrote…

I’m a gender fluid person and I don’t shave my legs.

What’s your experience?

And what are you thinking about gender right now?


Posted by on October 21st, 2014 at 08:00 am

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Bittersweet


Someone wrote…

Gender exploration can be so bittersweet. I’ve got the most unquestionably feminine outfit on that I’ve tried yet. I look completely badass in it and I love it. But then I wish I felt free enough to dress like this every day and it’s devastating that I don’t.

What’s your experience?

And what are you thinking about gender right now?


Posted by on October 19th, 2014 at 08:00 am

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Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics


Someone wrote…

You don’t really have to understand math to know why this sucks:

My statistics homework recently asked this multiple choice question:

“Does the given procedure result in a binomial distribution?: Recording the genders of 150 people in a statistics class”

Answers:
A. Yes
C. No, because there are more than two possible outcomes.
(B and D don’t matter)

The question is, do I go against the whole of who I am and answer A “correctly,” or do I answer C, forfeiting a good grade, and knowing that the teacher won’t pick up on the point?

What’s your experience?

And what are you thinking about gender right now?


Posted by on October 17th, 2014 at 08:00 am

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GenderMutt


Submitted by Micah, the model.

“Hi!!! I just got top surgery about 5 days ago as a non-binary faab person and I don’t plan on taking testosterone. I had a hard time finding people with similar experiences so now I’m motivated to make my trans* body and experience more visible to others.”

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Posted by on October 16th, 2014 at 10:00 am

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Resting pose


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“Orlando.”

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Posted by on October 15th, 2014 at 10:00 am

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Situations


Ansa wrote…

I have no idea. I’m sometimes a girl, sometimes a guy. Definitely one of those. Not even day to day change, just situations I want to be recognized as a specific gender. I want my boobs to go away most of the time, then rare moments where I’m okay with these lumps of fat. I want to quit being instantly recognized as female.

I identify as genderfluid but have no idea what to do with my pronouns because I want male or female but not sure what times and it’s frustrating and I don’t quite know what to do with it. Gender is awesome as a spectrum, but figuring it out sucks sometimes.

What’s your experience?

And what are you thinking about gender right now?


Posted by on October 15th, 2014 at 08:00 am

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Binaries are for computers


Reposted from Non-Binary support blog.

“This picture is so rad.”

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Posted by on October 14th, 2014 at 10:00 am

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My Birthday Card – 2014


Submitted by Claude Vallee, the photographer.

“This is the best birthday card ever. Blue box with shiny pink ribbon : that is me! Even the wishes (inside and outside) are genderless (and that is a feat in French!). Officially from my mom, chosen by my sister and mother. Birthday was a while ago and I can’t stop being happy about it! ”

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Posted by on October 14th, 2014 at 08:00 am

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The other day


Someone wrote…

I was buying a phone the other day, with two sales people (one training) helping to set it up. The woman kept saying “he” when referring to me, while the boy said “she.” It was apparent that the woman had realized that I “wasn’t” male, but had kept calling me “he” because she didn’t want to admits she was wrong. It was also apparent that the boy thought he was doing me a favor by trying to subtly pass hints to his manager that I was “female.”

I just find it funny that people try so hard to think about gender, yet they’re spending so much time trying to figure out whether I’m male or female that they don’t try to find out whether I’m a girl or a boy, never mind whether I’m something else.

What’s your experience?

And what are you thinking about gender right now?


Posted by on October 13th, 2014 at 08:00 am

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The voice


Someone wrote…

I realized that I can change my gender presentation simply by varying my voice. That is powerful.

What’s your experience?

And what are you thinking about gender right now?


Posted by on October 11th, 2014 at 08:00 am

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To truly be myself


Someone wrote…

I do not seek or expect perfection in other people, because I do not want other people to seek or expect perfection in me. I’m also a mess when it comes to even the idea of relationships.

I recently met someone that I really like. I mean REALLY LIKE. So, wanting so very much to truly be myself with someone and let them make up their mind about me (judge me) without any BS from me, I told this person everything. I told this person that I identify as androgyne or ‘both genders at the same time, at least on the inside’. I was scared, but I did it.

This person looked me in the eye, shrugged a little, and said, “Okay.” Since then, this person has told me a few times that they like me. That they REALLY LIKE me.

Sometimes I find myself thinking that this person just might be ‘perfect’ for me and I might be ‘perfect’ for them. Talking about mushy, relationshipy stuff is one hurdle that both of us have yet to fully climb over, if that ever happens, but I feel very accepted for who I really am. All that I am.

What’s your experience?

And what are you thinking about gender right now?


Posted by on October 9th, 2014 at 08:00 am

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Spicy plant boy


Submitted by Kale, the model and photographer.

” I decided to take some portraits one day because i was feeling really secure with myself and my identity for once.”

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Posted by on October 7th, 2014 at 10:00 am

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Pushing the boundaries


Someone wrote…

I have been reading your website for about a year now and I am so happy to know that there are a lot of other people in this world who don’t accept the gender that society imposes on them and are willing to push the boundaries.

“Beauty in ambiguity” is exactly right and I admire all of you for your courage to be who you are and not what others think you should be.

What’s your experience?

And what are you thinking about gender right now?


Posted by on October 7th, 2014 at 08:00 am

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