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 Topic: Evolving?

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gennee  



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Posted: 14 May 2007, 7:14 am    Post subject: Evolving? Reply with quote

We all evolve at different rates and at different times. I can think of three or four instances in the past two years where there was much change. I have been transgender for only two years but the changes have been numerous. I also work to improve myself in some way every day.

My question to you all is: Do you ffeel that you are better than you were in 1997?

Gennee
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Posted: 21 May 2007, 6:52 am    Post subject: 1997? Reply with quote

i knew i was different but i didn't know how. i am a genderqueer and i have only started to use that term in describing my uniqueness. i had contemplated for a better part of four years whether or not to use to therm transgender but i've never felt as though i was the opposite gender or sex trapped in a body of my "birth gender" which is female. i also use the term masculine female and i prefer gender neutral terms. i knew ever since puberty that i was a little more "tomboy", but i didn't have as much freedom to express it as i do now. it wasn't until i was about 16 when i decided to just let lose and be more masculine, or more myself. i am currently now 20 and i must say i have changed quite a bit in the last 10 years. 10 years ago i had absolutely no role model or reference to figure out who i was. i was sheltered to any resources or even the possibility/idea that i could be a masculine female. my name is "J". i chose that name, although not legally changed yet i'm still deciding whether i'd be happy with the permanent change or not and if i'll still want to use that name in the future, the far future as opposed to the near. I dress very masculine and in the last couple of years i stopped referring myself to a gender which i like because i don't feel boxed or categorized. So yes i have changed quite a bit, i think. i was once a really girly girl who always wore dresses to amuse her mother to now a "stone butch" genderqueer lesbian. or now as i'm exploring my sexuality even further and realizing that love shouldn't and doesn't have restrictions because love is infinite, that i am more so pan sexual rather than lesbian.
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gennee  



Joined: 15 Sep 2005
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Interests: reading, writing, poetry, transgender issues, gospel, veteran's issues,jazz,education,religion,literature,Native-American and African culture,lighthouses,trails,castles,tractor trailers, playwriting, biograhies, electronics, bass guitar
Physical Location: new york

Posted: 21 May 2007, 2:14 pm    Post subject: Re: 1997? Reply with quote

"J" wrote:
i knew i was different but i didn't know how. i am a genderqueer and i have only started to use that term in describing my uniqueness. i had contemplated for a better part of four years whether or not to use to therm transgender but i've never felt as though i was the opposite gender or sex trapped in a body of my "birth gender" which is female. i also use the term masculine female and i prefer gender neutral terms. i knew ever since puberty that i was a little more "tomboy", but i didn't have as much freedom to express it as i do now. it wasn't until i was about 16 when i decided to just let lose and be more masculine, or more myself. i am currently now 20 and i must say i have changed quite a bit in the last 10 years. 10 years ago i had absolutely no role model or reference to figure out who i was. i was sheltered to any resources or even the possibility/idea that i could be a masculine female. my name is "J". i chose that name, although not legally changed yet i'm still deciding whether i'd be happy with the permanent change or not and if i'll still want to use that name in the future, the far future as opposed to the near. I dress very masculine and in the last couple of years i stopped referring myself to a gender which i like because i don't feel boxed or categorized. So yes i have changed quite a bit, i think. i was once a really girly girl who always wore dresses to amuse her mother to now a "stone butch" genderqueer lesbian. or now as i'm exploring my sexuality even further and realizing that love shouldn't and doesn't have restrictions because love is infinite, that i am more so pan sexual rather than lesbian.


Hi, J. It's wonderful to see how you have become the person that you are today. The best feeling one can have is being comfortable and content with who they are. We will always be changing somewhat, but That what makes us unique.

Gennee
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