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The Daily Stress of Being Misgendered

There’s one aspect of life that is unique to gender non-conforming people, that gender conforming people don’t have to worry about, and that’s misgendering. Many people mistakenly believe that misgendering is something that only happens to trans people, but it can happen just as often to gender non-conforming cis (not trans) people. Continue reading

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When people ask me to explain non-binary gender to them, I don’t know what to say. Usually I respond with “neither male nor female”, but when people ask me to elaborate, I don’t really know what to say. Conversely, I … Continue reading

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Exclusion within our queer communities

This weekend I have had an education, and it has changed my perspective quite a lot. I have learned that it’s not acceptable to sit back and let people with multiple minorities be the only ones creating conversation and inciting action about the exclusivity of the queer and trans communities. We should all be using our voices to ensure that everyone within our community is heard, while also making sure that we do not make the mistake of speaking for those with whom we do not identify. Continue reading

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Lately, I’ve been feeling really angry. The smallest things set me off. When I cycle on the road, I get angry every time a car overtakes me dangerously. By the time I get to where I’m going, usually less that 15 minutes away, I’m so wound up that I feel like I might explode, which isn’t the best headspace to be in when meeting friends for a chat. Continue reading

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Challenging the Irish Gender Recognition Bill

As a non-binary person, the Irish Gender Recognition Bill essentially ignores my existence. Non-binary recognition was campaigned for, but the Irish government chose to ignore it, instead option to “review the bill in 2 years time”. It was an easy … Continue reading

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Gendered Titles: Mx vs Mr/Ms

As a non-binary person, I would like to be recognised as non-binary with my title. Using Mx in a binary world is difficult, so I discuss changing documents and trying to us Mx as an alternative title to Mr/Ms.

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Nakedness Shame

I don’t like being naked anymore. I can’t be naked anymore. Every time I look at my body, notice my body, I feel betrayed by it. Everything to do with related to my body being female makes me feel sick. And I don’t know how to deal with it. Continue reading

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