Being Genderqueer, Being Misgendered, Being Really Awkward About It | Queereka

I can only imagine how difficult it must be to identify as non-binary.

When you’re non-binary, being misgendered is an occurrence that is both frequent and incredibly awkward. Most people outside the LGBTQ+ community (and a good number of people within it) automatically assume that everyone they meet is either male or female. This means that when I meet someone new, there is a pretty good chance that they will read me as one of those two things.

I am guilty of this as well. To the best of my knowledge I don’t know anyone that is non-binary. That isn’t an excuse. I might never hear that someone is non-binary if I can’t help them feel comfortable telling me.

http://queereka.com/2015/06/12/well-this-is-awkward/

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Marisa

I am a writer of words, a thinker of thoughts, a changer of genders, and a queerer of life. I am an antagonist of the ordinary; and while I do tolerate it, I also look at it with contempt.

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