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A poem on feeling ignored by this planet | TW for ignorance and misrepresentation on different topics, swearing, the word k*ll (i)

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It hurts,
It fucking hurts.
It kills,
It always did.
Sad excuses left and right,
Ignorance is left to bite…
Me.
And Us.

“Systems and plurals are crazy,”
According to this planet.
“There’s only men and women,”
According to this planet.
“There’s only heterosexuality,”
According to this planet.
“Sex define your gender identity,”
According to this planet.
“There’s only monogamy and monoamory,”
According to this planet.
“White folk deserve more than those of color,”
According to this planet.
“There’s only romance and friendship,”
According to this planet.

“Everyone’s autism is a disorder or disability,”
According to this damn planet.
“Neurodivergent folks are too loud,”
According to this damn planet.
“Fat folks are a joke,”
According to this damn planet.
“Sex and romance and love is natural among all beings,”
According to this damn planet.
“Adults can’t cry,”
According to this damn planet.
“Mental health is selfish,”
According to this damn planet.
“Trigger warnings are a joke,”
According to this damn planet.
“You should stop being poor and pay more,”
According to this damn planet.
“Everyone should identify as a human being and alterbeings, otherkin, and fictionkin folks are snowflakes and ‘cringe-worthy’,”
According to this damn planet.
“Anything that is not seen as ‘normal’ or not common should be stigmatized and criticized until it makes other folk want to closet themselves for eternity and be forced into this void of hell called “being like everyone else’,”
According to this damn forsaken planet.

Past mother’s self,
Mentally abusive.
Keeps me up,
As thoughts are still intrusive.
New mother’s self,
No longer abusive,
Past mother keeps me up,
As they are still intrusive.

Fuck ignorance.
What’s it ever done to us?
Take the Mars and Venus symbol,
Combine them together,
And destroy it altogether.
Neither are truly me.
Take the “human” label and wash it away,
And don’t tell me I’m human,
Else I will cry,
I’ve cried too much.
Alterbeings exist anyway.
An alien hybrid trapped in this damn realm called Earth,
I love space,
I miss my home,
It was much more quieter than here,
Much more sensical than here,
Much more reasonable than here,
Much… less ignorant.

Than here.

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I am a non-binary transmasc overweight individual who is part of a system/plural. My pronouns are he/they/it, and some others. I do not identify as a human, I am alterhuman/alterbeing, although I still identify as someone of color. I’m black/mixed. I have 6 non-romantic partners who I all love equally with my entire heart and are also part of the same system I’m a part of, they are as real as ever. Also, I despise my autism being called a disorder or disability.

And I’m so sick of feeling ignored, and of what Earth had to offer for the past 20 years of my life on its ground. Thank you.

#MyAutismIsNotADisorder #nonbinary #LGBTQIA #ignorance #Poem #Vent #TW #Anxiety #SocialAnxiety #Alterhuman #otherkin #Racism #Capitalism #Trauma #Polyamory #system #plural #EndTheStigma #GenderIdentity #GenderDysphoria #MentalHealth #Awareness #earth #Homesick #StopSilencingUs

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Public Bathrooms

Yesterday, I ran into a man in a public bathroom.
I felt immediate distress and anxiety and then also guilt for feeling that.
The distress and anxiety are there, because I was sexually violated in a bathroom when I was about three years old. And yet, in public spaces, I often use the bathroom to destress and find relative peace again. Bathrooms are my safe spaces in the middle of chaotic restaurants, railway stations and airports. Normally, they don’t remind me of my childhood trauma anymore, unless they use a cleaning agent with a specific smell.
Until yesterday that is.
The guilt was there, because I noticed myself wishing for ‘female only’ bathrooms, a very unpopular view and I understand the reason for that. But shouldn’t all of us be able to feel safe? #GenderIdentity #SexualTrauma

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Anyone here identify with microlabels and/or not-so-spoken identities?

My feelings on it are complicated, but basically it can be put like this.

Firstly, I will be honest and admit that I’m autosexual and autoromantic, which is mostly an ace/aro-spec identity, but it can be an identity on its own. It’s when you experience attraction to yourself and are comfortable with yourself in that way, and it is not the same as narcissism.

My gender identity is also complicated. I usually say that I’m pangender (all genders excluding cultural ones that I’m not a part of), but I also experience agenderness, so I’m really panagender.

I hope that this is a safe space to be able to say that.

#LGBTQIA #GenderIdentity

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Hi

I deleted my old account because I couldn’t change my email or my username for some reason.

So I go by Danni (@MeStillHere) now for those who knew me as hanaful240. I’m nonbinary transmasc and I go by he/they/it pronouns (plus some others but those three are my main pronouns since they’re what society knows best). #GenderIdentity

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Gender Identity & Mental Health #Selfcare #Selflove #SocialAnxiety #GenderIdentity

Good morning to all the fellow Lost Souls out there looking for answers! This morning's question of the day is not in my wheel house of experiences, so I'm reaching out for help in the comments!

Question of the Day

" I want to understand my gender identity."

Now, I'm the first to admit when I'm ignorant and this is a topic I have not had to explore on my own. That being said, I will approach this from a social perspective and how I view Gender Identity as someone raised in a gender binary system.

Identity in General

I'll start by saying that your identity is your guiding light in this world. Knowing who you really are is liberating and gives you that sense of purpose I notice many people are chasing to no avail. I've noticed humans have a tendency to categorize everything, so we create labels for others to place them in relation to ourselves. The thing is, it's not until our adolescence that we start thinking abstractly about life and start questioning the world around us. Until that moment, we live by the labels we are given even if deep inside, it feels like we don't agree. We don't know any better!

Ever have that moment where you think, "I don't even know why I'm doing this?" It could be about your job, your relationship, how you treat yourself or just life in general. We all have a moment where we question ourselves and that moment is ESSENTIAL to our growth. What's happening is we are questioning the script/narrative that was thrust upon us by the society that raised us. In my opinion, this is our true self begging us to rethink our identity and repressing these thoughts causes inner conflict. Basically, this is what we're asking:

" Am I who everyone around me thinks I am? Or, am I who I believe myself to be...who I imagine when I daydream about my ideal life?"

This question demands so much inner work, most people ignore it and move on. As someone who suffered from lack of direction and purpose, I can safely say taking the break from your routine to answer this question is life-changing in the best way. WHO ARE YOU, REALLY?

Gender and Society

I've come to understand that we live in a globally binary system. Though for centuries people have been exploring the fluidity of gender, it's only recently that I noticed people have been demanding acceptance. Makes total sense, as many groups have fought and made progress for their communities in the last century. The thing is, I don't believe we make the distinction between acceptance and belonging.

You can be accepted and still feel like you don't belong! It's the difference between tolerating someone and actually liking/respecting them. This is a huge reason why I believe we should accept our place in society (tolerate it), but fight to belong (normalize it). It starts with self-love.

Self-love allows for others to love you. It's an invitation of sorts. What is normal is temporary. Humans are fickle beings! Start loving who you are and others will too :)

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My name is Charlie... #GenderIdentity

So recently I've been questioning my gender - I was born a girl but I often feel like I don't fit into either male or female, and I switch between identifying myself as 'she' and 'they'.
I don't feel like I can tell anyone in my family or my friends because I don't think they'd get it, but it's really difficult being reminded I'm a girl all the time because of my name and how I look.
I've been asking to cut my hair short for more than 5 years now but I'm not allowed, and for someone who identifies as non-binary most of the time, it's difficult to have a girls name and a girls haircut and be addressed as "she" all the time.
Changing my name on here to Charlie (which is gender neutral) feels so empowering, I just wish I could do it in real life!

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