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Describe your gender.

Today I would describe my gender as a rainbow beta fish in an ocean full of regular colored beta fish, but it can change from day to day. I tend to present masculine but I like to throw in shimmers of femme flair that disrupt people’s interpretation of what masculinity can be.

 
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How does your personal style reflect your gender?

My clothes protect me and my room is somewhere I can be free. My space is definitely a reflection of me. It’s something that I don’t do for anyone else. It’s a beautiful space to go to and just be and be myself and it’s my place to be alone. My room is full of light, soft tones and plants. When I go out I like to wear darker earth tones because I feel that it allows me to blend in more and be more innocuous.

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Describe your gender.

Just call me Ouli.

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Describe your gender.

Growing up I was constantly told that being Asian meant I was not masculine. People kept telling me that I wasn’t a man and eventually I decide they’re right. My gender, race, sexuality and politics are all ambiguous and in some sort of middle. 

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Describe your gender.

Gender is a silly joke that I can play with! I think of myself as a rather burly but feminine man. I like feminine things but I don’t think that makes me feminine. Sometimes I feel more masculine when I’m wearing something beaded or frilly because it exaggerates the contrast between the genders within me.

 
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How does your personal style reflect your gender?

I wonder what other people think when they see me and how does it differ from how I see myself? I try to use style as a way to express myself in a way that people can understand but it’s hard to know if it’s working.

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What is gender?

I think binary gender is a piece of shit and was made up as a way to make people to feel comfortable. I don’t understand it. We’re all just molecules and we can do whatever we want and wear whatever we want.

 
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How does your personal style reflect your gender?

There can be a complicated dynamic as my presentation flows between androgyny and femininity. I call my style “futch.” There’s an aspect to feminine clothes that put you in a place of vulnerability and it’s not always easy to feel comfortable enough to wear that. My style changes depending on the scenario and how much I want to be looked at.

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How does your personal style reflect your gender?

 When I was first transitioning it was really important for me to feel seen as how I wanted to present myself. That became very frustrating and made me angry all the time. Now gender is part of figuring out how we can all be seen as equals. Dichotomies exist because they are constructed but gender is less about identity politics for me and more about spiritual growth. We all embody male and female energy and hiding one or pushing it away because we don’t want to present it doesn’t make it go away, it still remains in shadow.

 
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How does your personal style reflect your gender?

 I use clothing to control how other people perceive my gender. I used to try to present as a butch lesbian but I just felt like such a twink all the time. Now that you ask, I actually have dysphoria about my room… it just doesn’t feel representative of me.

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What is gender?

gender is how you express yourself to the world on the spectrum that is feminine, masculine and not any of those. imagine a circle and you can pick a point on the circle, but it doesn’t have to be a point - it could be 2 points or a shape or a blob or 5 points or anything within the circle

 
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What is gender?

For me, gender is an amalgamation of my history, how I feel inside and how I present to the world. Its fluid and contextual and it can change based on where I am, how I’m feeling on a certain day or who I’m talking to. Some days I’m more masculine, some days more feminine and sometimes both. There is no solid way of defining a group of people’s or an individual’s gender. It’s a feeling, it’s a look, it’s so many different things.

 
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What is gender?

Gender is a way to understand the world and my place in it. When I realized that gender didn’t have to be binary it really changed the world for me.

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Describe your gender.

I guess black pants are my gender. I guess my glasses are my gender. 

 
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