Life would be easier if it came with a guidebook.
If it did, maybe it wouldn’t have taken me 27 years to realize that I didn’t actually have to subscribe to society’s assertion that everyone is either male or female. At the very least, ripping the book to shreds in a fit of rage would have made for great stress relief. Then again, had there been such a book I probably wouldn’t have grown up to be the person that I am today and I wouldn’t change that for the world.
Hello, my name’s Vesper. I’m a 31 year old non-binary person who’s here today to tell you that gender is a much more beautifully complex thing than society would have you believe. That some people, such as myself, are neither male nor female but a different gender(s) entirely. […]
when @ditchthelabel, an international anti-bullying charity, approached me about writing an guest blog post for their site about being non-binary, it was an honor that i couldn’t refuse. as “eh” as my writing skills may be, perhaps that won’t matter to someone who finds the post meaningful to them…