Yeah no problem! I’m no expert at it myself, and only understand it in the context of myself, so if anyone out there wants to add or correct what I say be my guest!
Gender fluidity fits in with Non-binary genders, which is probably a better place to start. Non-Binary basically means that gender should not be simplified to a one dimensional male/female spectrum, with the extreme of male on one end and extreme female on the other and androgynous in the middle, but is instead extremely complex and a result of hundreds of different factors, biological, emotional or otherwise.
Gender fluidity basically means that I don’t always feel like a girl or don’t always feel like a dude or don’t always feel androgynous or don’t feel like any of them at all, or sometimes feel like a mix! I personally experience switching between the mix dude/girl, girl, and agender.
Now this is also very separate from the way you choose to dress, so don’t feel confused if you feel like a bro one day but still wanna dress pretty or vice versa! For me, I tend to dress more ‘like a girl’ even on days when I don’t feel like one because I dress in whatever way makes me feel confident or comfortable! I’m plus sized and super fleshy and for lack of a better word, voluptuous, so I don’t have a huge selection of more masculine clothing that makes me feel confident and comfortable. I dress for ME, not for others to label my gender based on what I wear.
Also understand that, like sexuality, gender is something that is never set in stone. You might sometimes experience opposing opinions from even people of LGBTQ communites, but DO NOT let anyone tell you that changing your gender after a certain period of being a different gender means that you were a liar when you were said gender. Example: You were ‘born a girl’ but decide that you feel you’re a dude and use he pronounce for like, four years, but then later decide that now, you feel like a girl again even after all that time. LET NO ONE TELL YOU that you were a liar or ANY LESS A DUDE during your period of feeling like a dude, because you felt like a dude and thus went by dude pronouns and it was fact for its time. If one day you feel like a girl again, or something different, then that’s now you’re new truth and you were never ‘faking’ or lying to yourself or appropriating (unless in fact you are and your decision to change genders is based around an idea such as being cis- or your medical/birthcertificate gender- is easier than being trans or whatever you were, and things like that)
Hidey Hoo that was a long one, sorry.
I hope this has helped you! Thank you for asking, I don’t get much opportunity to talk about stuff like this :3! There’s probably a lot I didn’t cover here, but I hope this is enough to give you little dip into the complexity of gender :D Good luck!
PSA: A lot of genderfluid people choose to go by them/they or others im not familiar with, however I’m okay with them/they or she pronouns since I’m just more used to hearing that anyway. Totes a personal thing when it comes to yourself, but it is not as important to me as it is to many others! So stay respectful to those its more important to!
Sharing knowledge w/ Pratt Institute today. #makestuff (at Myrtle Hall (Pratt Institute))
SO GUESS WHO CAME TO TALK AT PRATT TODAY
Hint: lesean thomas (extra hint: creative director of korra s1, boondocks, and now producer and c director of black dynamite)
So amaze. Learned a LOT about how outsourcing animation in the animation industry is not as bad a thing as we as Americans are often led to believe, though there’s a lot of better bridges needed to be built, and also got some reassurance that there are ways out there to change the industry and AUGHH it just got me so excited about the industry and I wanna work on final stuff so bad but I’m so starving right now and the cintiqs are full.
FUCK WATCHING SUPERNATURAL FOR THE FIRST TIME AND I’M SUCH A SCAREDY CAT
JESUS WHEN SAM DREAMED ABOUT BEING AT JESS’S GRAVE AND THE ARM
IM SO BAD WITH THIS
Got one of the Pratt Cats sleepin on my lap right now, in my room waitin for the day to end u v u
feels like this is going to be a peaceful, quiet night
Omg yes rise of the guardians yes
im a fucking
OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT i think
if im going to reblog something
itll only be art here
that’ll go on my inspiration blog or something
ART HISTORY IS LITERALLY THE WORST BECAUSE THE LONGER IM IN HERE THE MORE I LEARN ABOUT ARCHITECTURE AND THE MORE I WANT TO NOT BE IN HERE LISTENING TO WHAT IT’S LIKE AND THE MORE I WANT TO BE THERE ACTUALLY LOOKING AT IT
maybe im like one of those people that just get
depressed in the winter
it’s always around now that i start feeling shitty.
can i ask you guys to share like, happy stories with me?
Like what was your happiest moment?
because like, if i had to try and divide my feelings into how often I feel them I’d probably say something like
Entirely Spaced out 9%
Loopy but not really happy .09%
Like if I think about something sad or try to think what sad or numb feels like I can really feel it in my stomach or chest, really quickly.
But if I try to remember what happiness feels like, I
dont feel anything
Is this like just me or like
do people just not talk about it.
so, any happy thoughts?
Ah started thinking of Calarts again and how i should actually try applying this time even though ill have to redo my freshman year and now its making me really nervous and lately I’ve just been freezing up when I get nervous i just kind of like stop moving and hold my breath and watch the world pass around me but its all involuntary and it feels really weird I have to like force myself to take a step and also I’ve kind of developed a stutter?????