When I was between 3 and 12, I wished I was a boy. I preferred boyish clothes and toys. In middle school i wore girlish clothes. Now, I wear things on the androgynous side. I feel i get along more at ease with guys. In my dreams I’m a boy sometimes. I accept being a girl, but I wonder if that’s because I’m used to my body and what society says. I’m definitely attracted to girls, and have little to no attraction to boys.
Is genderfluid a legit term to use? Or am I transgendered?
I can imagine what a journey you’ve been through and continue to go through relating your gender identity to the male-female binary society seems to accept. I would guess it’s exhausting to constantly wonder how you fit in, or whether you should even have to pick a side.
I can hear how unsure you are feeling about how to identify your gender. I personally like the term “genderfluid,” I’m sure I’ve heard it before and it seems to describe well the flow that you’ve experienced from one gender to another (and in between!). There’s a great “sex ed” website you might like to check out called Scarleteen ( http://www.scarleteen.com ), they’ve got a section on sexual and gender identity as well as a forum you can post on for more specific info.
Thanks for connecting with us, and sharing your story with others on here who may be going through similar experiences.
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