Category: your voice


To start correcting


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I think I need to start correcting my mom when she calls me a girl. Using ‘she’ is okay, I guess. I don’t like it, but I told her when I came out to her that she could keep doing that if it made her more comfortable. But calling me her ‘daughter’, calling me a ‘girl’… no. I’ve had it with this. She needs to understand that she can’t invalidate my gender identity.

What’s your experience?

And what are you thinking about gender right now?


Posted by on November 26th, 2014 at 08:00 am

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Me is the only label I need


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I wish that I could just be me – not my gender expression. I wish that I people would see me for me – not my clothes, my shoes, or hair. Why do I need to be labeled as anything other than myself? It has taken me so long to get here that I am happy being me – no matter what stares and dirty looks I get. “Me” is the only label I need.

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And what are you thinking about gender right now?


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

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Pinpoint


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I am having difficulty pinpointing the differences between genders.

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And what are you thinking about gender right now?


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

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A Free World


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I wish for a world free of stereotypes. I can hardly even imagine how wonderful it would be if we could all just be the people we were born as, not the people we’re expected to be.

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And what are you thinking about gender right now?


Posted by on November 20th, 2014 at 08:00 am

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Somewhere in between


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I’ve dealt with eating disorders for the past 7 years, and due to this I didn’t really hit puberty until very late, so the last year all of a sudden I got boobs. And it’s one of the most terrifying things I’ve ever experienced.

I hate them, it’s just not me. I’m not supposed to have boobs. It’s not who I am. Yet I have no problem at all with my female genitalia. And no one understands it, I’m somewhere in between.

What’s your experience?

And what are you thinking about gender right now?


Posted by on November 18th, 2014 at 08:00 am

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The mostly female core


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I’m starting on a quest and, wherever I find myself each day, a picture pales into insignificance next to where my soul is at. I have no picture that reflects my mostly female core.

It matters that she isn’t seen, although I think I’m genderfluid in terms of expression. You need to look into my eyes and try to see me – so few take the time. Having found her, I feel whole… and sick, for having her in me is impossible to express, and some will shun me if I try. But I love her… and, by extension, I love myself!

What’s your experience?

And what are you thinking about gender right now?


Posted by on November 16th, 2014 at 08:00 am

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It hurts to be who I was born as


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I don’t understand how I can be born into a body and reject the total thought of it being mine, but being unable to change it other than for a short time frame because soon enough I’ll want it to be mine again. How come I can’t just be male or female? Why cant I just decide on a gender instead of playing this weird flip flop thing with it?

I don’t want to have to scout out the only gender neutral bathrooms at the mall in order to feel comfortable peeing!

I just want to be normal but it hurts to be who I was born as. It hurts everytime I’m told “So you were only pretending to be trans” or every time the people I love introduce me as “she” as if “they” is an inconvenience. Even genderfluid people forget my pronouns and I just can’t correct them.

What’s your experience?

And what are you thinking about gender right now?


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

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My gender is me


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I identify as Genderqueer. A lot of people tell me that I ‘look like a girl’ or I get the ‘but you’re a girl.’

The other one I got the other day after I’d explained my gender was ‘do you feel like a boy or a girl?’

Just because I look, dress, or act in a certain way it doesn’t mean that I’m not Genderqueer, not female, and not androgynous. My gender is part of me, but I am not my gender. My gender is me.

What’s your experience?

And what are you thinking about gender right now?


Posted by on November 12th, 2014 at 08:00 am

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To track how I feel


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Sometimes I want an app to track how I feel. Do I have patterns? When my body is getting ready to expel its uterine lining, am I closer to the feminine end of the spectrum? When I’m ovulating, am I more likely to bind my chest?

I just want a slider on the my phone so I can definitively look at how I feel, instead of just… feeling it.

What’s your experience?

And what are you thinking about gender right now?


Posted by on November 10th, 2014 at 08:00 am

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I go all ways!


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The panicked concern of friends and strangers when someone uses different pronouns for me than they have is both cute and the bane of my existence. Calm down everybody – I go all ways!

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Posted by on November 8th, 2014 at 08:00 am

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Learn/Unlearn


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Your breasts do not determine your gender. Neither do your clothes. I understand that these things make you nervous, but the sooner you learn those things, the less you will have to unlearn.

Reposted from Non-Binary Support Blog.

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And what are you thinking about gender right now?


Posted by on November 6th, 2014 at 08:00 am

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Happiest as neither


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I might not be a girl after all. I don’t think I’m a boy, either. Now that I have a chance to explore my gender, maybe it turns out that I would be happiest as neither.

What an amazing thought it is, playing over and over in my mind.
“You don’t have to be a girl.”
I don’t understand why, but it just feels wonderful.

What’s your experience?

And what are you thinking about gender right now?


Posted by on November 4th, 2014 at 08:00 am

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Hung up


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I’ve just recently started to accept that I’m genderqueer and I’ve told some people. I’m biologically female, and I’ve always been super “girly”, but there are days when I feel like something else.

People are so hung up on the days when they feel like a man/female, and most of the time I just feel like me. Nothing else than that. And I feel so strange, I can’t even understand it myself so how can I explain it to other people?

What’s your experience?

And what are you thinking about gender right now?


Posted by on November 2nd, 2014 at 08:00 am

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Like


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I like my gender. I’m just not entirely sure what it is.

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Posted by on October 31st, 2014 at 08:00 am

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Imagination


I have too much imagination to just be one gender.

Reposted from Erika Linder’s Twitter Feed.

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And what are you thinking about gender right now?


Posted by on October 29th, 2014 at 08:00 am

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Work Wear


For transgender and gender non-conforming people like myself, the question of what to wear to work becomes an exhausting question of identity and of survival.

For us, the question changes from “how do I present my best self at work?” to “can I present my best self at work?”

Reposted from an article by Jacob Tobia at Huffington Post

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Posted by on October 27th, 2014 at 08:00 am

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This


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Your transphobia isn’t feminism.

Reposted from Deviantcult (via Cute-pubes)

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Posted by on October 25th, 2014 at 08:00 am

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Life isn’t static


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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.

Reposted from Emiskullduggery

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

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Legs


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

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And what are you thinking about gender right now?


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

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Bittersweet


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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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