Hey, I’m Maxx, and I’m gender fluid
Maybe some of you have never heard the term gender fluid before. Gender fluid is a gender identity that refers to a gender which varies over time. So basically some days I identify as male or female, or in-between.
I was assigned female at birth, and use female pronouns most of the time. My experience with being gender fluid has its up’s and down’s but I live through them.
Dysphoria sucks. I’m not out to my parents, so I have no way of getting a binder for my boobs for when I’m feeling more ‘masculine’. Along with that, I mostly pass as female. But if I put on a hat and take my glasses off, I could possibly pass as male.
When I was growing up, I always made friends easier with boys and was more interested in ‘boys’ things (like cars, trucks, etc.). I still made female friends; it was just weird to talk about girly things with them.
I discovered my genderfluidity around August 2015. I was just lying in bed and thinking about my gender identity. I hated my boobs and my curves sometimes. I also remember how I reacted some days when people referred to me as ‘she’. I’d sometimes get uncomfortable or sad, and I didn’t know why. After thinking for a while, I realised that I’m gender fluid.
I hope you enjoyed this article, it was fun to write. And I hope I cleared things up for some people!
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