Category: your voice


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.

What’s your experience?

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.

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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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Old Pronoun


Someone wrote…

I flinch every time my family uses my old pronoun, which happens like five times a day. Every single time. I’ve gotta stop that but I don’t know how to have that conversation and I know they’ll complain. I don’t know if I can deal with that. But I can’t deal with this either.

I think they try to be supportive of me, or they wanna be supportive, but they’re bad at it, basically. I wish they were better.

What’s your experience?

And what are you thinking about gender right now?


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

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Languages


Someone wrote…

Growing up with languages that have no gender options outside the binary made it really difficult for me to discover my identity (non-binary/agender).

The lack of words for who/what I am in my native tongue still makes is hard to get a proper sense of self, and I struggle with feeling unreal. I spent a lot of years during my teens and early twenties wondering whether I was transgender, simply because this was the only viable option or explanation for what I was experiencing, yet it never fit properly.

I have spent decades of my life trying to conform sufficiently to my assigned gender to pass as invisible. And invisible is what I became, not just to others, but to myself. If there is no word for you, if no one ever talks about you in language that actually includes you, it is difficult to feel like you are actually present in the world. In order to be seen, you need to be named.

What’s your experience?

And what are you thinking about gender right now?


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

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Ambiguity


Someone wrote…

For a long time I was really comfortable with the ambiguity of saying, “I’m just me.” Now, though, I have no clue what I am and I wish I could figure it out.

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And what are you thinking about gender right now?


Posted by on April 15th, 2016 at 08:00 am

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Walking Down the Street


Someone wrote…

Walking down the street, and meeting eyes with a stranger just long enough to see them give you a once-over and look confused.

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And what are you thinking about gender right now?


Posted by on April 13th, 2016 at 08:00 am

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In Other News


@shelbytwest wrote…

In other news: people still stare at me like I’m anomaly. Or simply fabulous. #noAutographsPlz #genderQueer

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And what are you thinking about gender right now?


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

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One of Those Days


sheena_bandy wrote…

It’s one of those days where I feel like I shouldn’t have my femme body but I also want to wear a fancy dress #genderfluid #resultsmayvary

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And what are you thinking about gender right now?


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

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Yourself


Someone wrote…

Sometimes the most dangerous thing in the world is being yourself.

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And what are you thinking about gender right now?


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

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History


Someone wrote…

Gender is always shifting, even if it isn’t noticed throughout history by everyone. Trends, attraction, personality. What was considered feminine ten years ago is a sign of masculinity now. Who we can love, and who we can be; that has become something we are allowed to strive for now.

What’s your experience?

And what are you thinking about gender right now?


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

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Find Out Myself


Someone wrote…

I don’t know what sexual orientation I am. I feel like I’m straight then I’m bi and then I’m lesbian. It depends what mood I am…I feel like I’m attractive straight, bi and lesbian. I’m confused..also then I’m sometimes not attractive with anybody.

But It’s okay…I want to find out myself what sexual orientation I am.

What’s your experience?

And what are you thinking about gender right now?


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

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Bedtime Stories


@marxalot wrote…

My body is a bedtime story I tell myself: a little different each night, and parts of it not finished yet.
#genderqueer

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And what are you thinking about gender right now?


Posted by on March 15th, 2016 at 08:00 am

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Keep People Questioning


Someone wrote…

I like to dress very androgynously, and like to keep people questioning if I’m male or female. I would feel very flattered if someone mistook me for a male, and I would feel understanding if someone mistook me for female, but anyone who straight up said “You are a man” or “You are a woman”, would make me feel uncomfortable.

What’s your experience?

And what are you thinking about gender right now?


Posted by on March 13th, 2016 at 08:00 am

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