Category: your voice


Blue Eyed


Someone wrote…

Finally figured what I should have said when a person asked if I was a man or a woman and wouldn’t take ”no” for an answer, asking what I was born as.

”I was born blue-eyed.”

See, it might have worked, cos they were close enough to kind of see that my eyes are green or grey now.

Thanks, brain, but next time I’d like the delivery time to be somewhere under two weeks, if it’s all the same with you.

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And what are you thinking about gender right now?


Posted by on July 20th, 2016 at 08:00 am

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Clothes


Someone wrote…

Why do clothes mean so much? I want to wear a dress and be called a boy. Is that ok?

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And what are you thinking about gender right now?


Posted by on July 18th, 2016 at 08:00 am

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The World


Someone wrote…

Gender is confusing. It doesn’t really matter, but people put so much weight on it. I never understood people’s obsession with gendered concepts and I grew up as a child who just did whatever I wanted to do,wore whatever I wanted, played with whoever I wanted. I imagined that everybody else thought the same way, but apparently not. Gender got blown up in my face during puberty when physically and hormonally and socially everything started changing around me as well as within me, and I was not comfortable. Even though the world around me hasn’t changed, my understanding of myself has and hey, I’m comfortable without having a gender and I like where I am in this world.

What’s your experience?

And what are you thinking about gender right now?


Posted by on July 16th, 2016 at 08:00 am

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Coming Out


Someone wrote…

I’m 16 and i feel like i have to come out to my all the time. I first came out explaining what i feel and all the information i researched. It has been a year and they still do not get it. I have to “come out” all the time but they dismiss it as a “phase” or a “rebellion” and keep calling me their daughter. It makes me feel rejected or like i don’t know what i am talking about. It makes me feel like a fake or to young to know that I am transgender.

What’s your experience?

And what are you thinking about gender right now?


Posted by on July 14th, 2016 at 08:00 am

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They


Someone wrote…

They told me I was a girl, but I wasn’t a girl. They told me I was a lesbian, but I wasn’t a lesbian. They told me what to think, but I thought other things.

When I started asking questions, I was told I thought too much. When I started finding answers, they smiled, and waited for me to change my mind. When the answers didn’t change, their smiles faded. When I stood firm with my new definitions, they told me I was wrong.

They tell you so many things about yourself, and expect you to listen. But when you open your mouth, and speak your self, their ears are closed, and they do not hear you.

What’s your experience?

And what are you thinking about gender right now?


Posted by on July 12th, 2016 at 08:00 am

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Customs


Someone wrote…

I’ve been using a binder for almost ten years now. Living in a small country in the north, this means that I have to buy them online from faraway places.

For the first time ever, I’m having to pay some sort of customs duty or whatever for a binder, so I set out on the national customs webpage and check out the product categories they have there.

… they categorise men’s and women’s clothes separately. That’s all the clothes categories they have.

I’m not sure where the injury is here, but I feel like this is adding insult to something.

What’s your experience?

And what are you thinking about gender right now?


Posted by on July 10th, 2016 at 08:00 am

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My Dream


Someone wrote…

I was born a female but I have a very very strong desire to transition to male. I feel so uncomfortable in a feminine body! My sexual identity is Pansexual, and I feel sexually attracted to any gender. I feel more sexual desire for other females and have often wondered if I was gay, straight, or bi. After settling with Pansexual and feeling a whole lot more at home, my only wish is to learn more about my dream of transitioning to the male gender and the facts of life of it. Thank you so much!

What’s your experience?

And what are you thinking about gender right now?


Posted by on July 8th, 2016 at 08:00 am

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Noticed


Someone wrote…

I’ve almost exclusively used non-gendered terms to refer to myself for years and no one’s ever noticed.

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And what are you thinking about gender right now?


Posted by on July 6th, 2016 at 08:00 am

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My Presentation of Myself


Someone wrote…

I definitely feel like a male inside. but i always feel like people don’t take that seriously, because my presentation of myself is more ambiguous. I never really pay attention to society’s gendered clothing restrictions. I have to remind myself there are cis men who wear skirts too.

What’s your experience?

And what are you thinking about gender right now?


Posted by on June 4th, 2016 at 08:00 am

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Openly Queer


Someone wrote…

“Openly queer” is a funny expression, because you can’t really be openly queer. Every time you meet someone new, you would have to say “Hi, I’m name, I’m queer.”

Like, how about just not assuming people are straight/cis?

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And what are you thinking about gender right now?


Posted by on June 2nd, 2016 at 08:00 am

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Embrace


@UnexpectedAmy wrote…

Embrace trans folk who don’t take hormones or get surgery, because they represent thousands of years of lived trans experiences.

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Posted by on May 31st, 2016 at 08:00 am

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Parents


Someone wrote…

Currently, I am thinking about my genderfluid partner, Sam and how they will tell their parents that they’re with someone of the same biological sex.

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And what are you thinking about gender right now?


Posted by on May 29th, 2016 at 08:00 am

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Ocean-y


@elfhybrid_ wrote…

Genderfluid. You know what, it fits. Maybe non-conforming is a better, more accurate term, but fluid sounds very..ocean-y. I like it.

What’s your experience?

And what are you thinking about gender right now?


Posted by on May 27th, 2016 at 08:00 am

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I Don’t Get It!


Someone wrote…

I don’t get it! Its too confusing. Boy or girl or neither or both I have absolutely no clue.

What’s your experience?

And what are you thinking about gender right now?


Posted by on May 25th, 2016 at 08:00 am

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The Pieces


Someone wrote…

I’m 31 and just beginning to figure out who I am. I’ve been living as a woman my entire life but I’ve never been completely comfortable with that and only recently started to put the pieces together. I’m married to an awesome guy that I love so much, and he’s very open minded but I’m terrified that if it turns out I’m trans he won’t stay with me. I don’t know what to do.

What’s your experience?

And what are you thinking about gender right now?


Posted by on May 23rd, 2016 at 08:00 am

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Media


@parkermolloy wrote…

So, media outlets: whether you be print, digital, video, podcast, etc., if you’re going to discuss trans people… consult some trans people

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And what are you thinking about gender right now?


Posted by on May 21st, 2016 at 08:00 am

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Gender Relationships


Someone wrote…

I’m tired of people assuming I identify as a demigender. I’m in my mid-30s, present as female (my birth sex), and I make no claims to the sort of oppression that binary trans people/visibly gender non-conforming people face – I have it easy by comparison. I’m not trying to co-opt that struggle. But that being said, I mentor trans kids, have always been trans inclusive, and have spent my whole life trying to find a way to more easily describe my complicated relationship to my gender. Why do people have to diminish that?

What’s your experience?

And what are you thinking about gender right now?


Posted by on May 19th, 2016 at 08:00 am

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Inclusion


@fakerapper wrote…

Tip: if you’re not including trans and non binary people as part of your “diversity” initiative you’re losing.

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And what are you thinking about gender right now?


Posted by on May 17th, 2016 at 08:00 am

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Holiday


Someone wrote…

I am going to Disney soon. I just got a swimbinder for the first time and I can’t wait to use it.

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And what are you thinking about gender right now?


Posted by on April 23rd, 2016 at 08:00 am

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I Wish the World Could Have Known Me


Someone wrote…

I’m a married mother in my thirties. But I know in my heart that I am not a woman. I have known since I was a young child. I secretly called myself a masculine name, and dressed as unfeminine as possible. But I’ve never come out. I will never come out. No one will ever know. It is not an option. I am too scared. I just wanted to tell someone.

I’m a man.

My name is Caleb.

I wish the world could have known me.

What’s your experience?

And what are you thinking about gender right now?


Posted by on April 21st, 2016 at 08:00 am

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