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A bunch of people.


Someone wrote…

The pronoun ”they” makes me feel like I’m a bunch of people. I kind of like it.

What’s your experience?

And what are you thinking about gender right now?


Posted by on May 7th, 2011 at 08:00 am

your voice | 15 comments »

But it matters to me…


Someone wrote…

I told my mother I don’t know what I am anymore. She said she’ll love me all the same, so it doesn’t matter.

But it matters to me, and I don’t have anyone to talk to.

What’s your experience?

And what are you thinking about gender right now?


Posted by on May 5th, 2011 at 08:00 am

your voice | 14 comments »

I feel framed.


Someone wrote…

Remember those detective stories where an innocent man is framed flawlessly?
Everyone has their own theory about what my transness “means”; emotional dysfunction, projected father issues, something that can be explained in clinical terms.

I feel framed. I can’t prove them wrong, all I can do is ask them to have faith in me.
Sometimes I feel like they’ve already decided, and I’m already convicted.

What’s your experience?

And what are you thinking about gender right now?


Posted by on May 3rd, 2011 at 08:00 am

your voice | 16 comments »

Gender mood swings.


Someone wrote…

Does anyone else have days where they wake up feeling one gender and switch halfway through? I don’t even know how to begin explaining my gender mood swings to the people around me.

What’s your experience?

And what are you thinking about gender right now?


Posted by on May 2nd, 2011 at 08:00 am

your voice | 22 comments »

Schrödinger’s Gender.


Someone wrote…

Schrödinger’s Gender:

I exist in a superposition of gender; it is only by interaction with an outside observer that I settle into some semblance of male or female.

What’s your experience?

And what are you thinking about gender right now?


Posted by on May 1st, 2011 at 08:00 am

your voice | 14 comments »

I’m not sure…


Someone wrote…

If I found out I was infertile, I would start hormones tomorrow. I’m not sure what that means.

What’s your experience?

And what are you thinking about gender right now?


Posted by on April 9th, 2011 at 08:00 am

your voice | 14 comments »

Don’t really have a sexual orientation.


Chökhor wrote…

I’m finding out about myself that I don’t really have a sexual orientation, but a gender orientation. In terms of sexual orientation it seems I’m bisexual, but that is an incomplete description. It is more appropriate to say that I am attracted to femininity regardless of the person’s sex.

What’s your experience?

And what are you thinking about gender right now?


Posted by on April 7th, 2011 at 08:00 am

your voice | 31 comments »

The more I dislike…


Someone wrote…

I’ve rarely felt at all uncomfortable with my body, but the older I get, the more I dislike my speaking voice.

What’s your experience?

And what are you thinking about gender right now?


Posted by on April 5th, 2011 at 08:00 am

your voice | 10 comments »

If pokémon can be…


Someone wrote…

If pokémon can be both genderless and loved, why can’t I?

What’s your experience?

And what are you thinking about gender right now?


Posted by on April 3rd, 2011 at 08:00 am

your voice | 12 comments »

Gender as a rubber band.


Someone wrote…

I’ve started thinking of gender as a rubber band, it has no real sides, is stretchable, and can come in any size or colour.

What’s your experience?

And what are you thinking about gender right now?


Posted by on April 1st, 2011 at 08:00 am

your voice | 6 comments »

I feel so beaten down.


Vanessa wrote…

I feel so beaten down when people tell me that because I was born with a penis, I will never be a woman. I never asked to be born this way, and the happiest moments of my life have been when I am treated like a woman. Sometimes I wish I could go somewhere in which things like this didn’t matter, and be appreciated for who I am inside.

What’s your experience?

And what are you thinking about gender right now?


Posted by on March 30th, 2011 at 08:00 am

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When you are ready.


Someone wrote…

Gender has always been a clear cut thing for me being raised in a family and community that said you are born a girl or a boy. At age twenty-two I’m really starting to question who I am, which seems pretty late. I don’t think I’ve been embracing my gender and I wonder if that’s why I feel so unbalanced. I think gender isn’t something that should be chosen for you. You should choose it yourself when you are ready.

What’s your experience?

And what are you thinking about gender right now?


Posted by on March 28th, 2011 at 08:00 am

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Even if…


Someone wrote…

I’m facing the reality that even if your friends are accepting, and you know that gender ambiguity should be fine, it’s your partner’s opinion that can turn your life upside down.

What’s your experience?

And what are you thinking about gender right now?


Posted by on March 26th, 2011 at 08:00 am

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I don’t hate it.


Someone wrote…

I don’t hate it, really, but my body and I have different levels of enthusiasm about this “gender” thing.

What’s your experience?

And what are you thinking about gender right now?


Posted by on March 24th, 2011 at 08:00 am

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Not enough.


Someone wrote…

I’m worried that I’m always single because I’m not enough of a girl to be anyone’s girlfriend, but not enough of a boy to be anyone’s boyfriend.

What’s your experience?

And what are you thinking about gender right now?


Posted by on March 22nd, 2011 at 08:00 am

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Definitions of normal.


Someone wrote…

I just wish other people would expand their definitions of normal. Or throw them away completely. They can be so hurtful…

What’s your experience?

And what are you thinking about gender right now?


Posted by on March 20th, 2011 at 08:00 am

your voice | 3 comments »

Riot.


Someone wrote…

My gender is a riot.

What’s your experience?

And what are you thinking about gender right now?


Posted by on March 18th, 2011 at 08:00 am

your voice | 3 comments »

Ruin my soul.


Someone wrote…

People are always telling me that being transgender means undergoing procedures that will “ruin” my body. Which isn’t a very nice thing to say.

I feel like telling them that if my body doesn’t start matching my mind, it’s going to ruin my soul.

What’s your experience?

And what are you thinking about gender right now?


Posted by on March 16th, 2011 at 08:00 am

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Piercings.


Erin wrote…

I think my piercings define my gender more than any clothing ever could.

What’s your experience?

And what are you thinking about gender right now?


Posted by on March 6th, 2011 at 08:00 am

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I wish my mother can see…


Someone wrote…

I wish my mother can see that someone can be transgender and not be transexual. I want my body to have curves and I want to be feminine but I like my male parts.

What’s your experience?

And what are you thinking about gender right now?


Posted by on March 4th, 2011 at 08:00 am

your voice | 15 comments »

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