gender is a confusing thing that i don't think some people are willing to understand. for so long, people put everything they had into a binary belief that seemed to always be present. black and white. right and left. man and woman. the binary belief was everywhere, and truthfully, it still is. it seemed to be so popular and well-known, there was no obvious need to NOT believe, right? but there has always been so much more to color than black and white, we see in so much more than that simple monochrome. there has always been so much more to direction than simply left and right, we go up and down and all around and there is no disputing that. why is it then, that it's so hard for many to believe that there is so much more to gender than just a vagina and a penis that you're born with? i myself face struggles often about how i see myself, knowing that when someone else looks at me i will always be seen as one or the other. i will either be a woman in their eyes or i will be a man, and for a long time i too thought that is how it had to be. i thought i had to see myself as a woman because that is what the world will always decide to label me as. but i am not a woman, i'm simply me, and it is time to let you guys know that.
i am me.
i do not use female pronouns when referring to myself, though i will not shame others for doing so in reference to me, and i tend to reference parts of my body with distaste whenever i see fit. i prefer to be seen as a partner than a simple girlfriend or boyfriend. i am a king showcased in a queen's body and i accept both titles nonetheless. i am a man but i do not hate myself for not having the body to match that statement. i was born this way, and i will love myself this way. i just hope that i can be respected in this way as well.
break away from your simple life of this or that, there is so much more to see.