I mentioned the Rainbow Snippets hop here in my post yesterday; I didn't make it the #RainbowSnippets post though because it was well over 6 lines long. I was thinking about how overwhelming similarities of the non-binary vloggers on YouTube made me think I couldn't come out as non-binary. I wrote a short poem of thoughts for this hop.
My non-binary transition is mine
… not to be confused with anyone else's, even a character of mine.
Happy changed joys name; I'm okay with mine.
Mandisa changed their pronouns; I'm pronoun indifferent.
Mairead, Iven, and Tonya changed part of their genitals
… I just want to wear a chest binder sometimes.
To a bunch more great LGBTQIA+ fiction and book recs, check out the Rainbow Snippets group on Facebook. And if you're beyond needing a 101 on non-binary gender as I am, here's an article by Sam Dylan Finch that I enjoyed today.
4/22/2018 01:24:43 pm
Great to get to read a poem for a change! Beautiful, powerful and contrasting imagery!
4/22/2018 06:45:01 pm
4/22/2018 06:45:30 pm
Thank you for the comment
4/22/2018 08:09:19 pm
Love this. We can't hear this enough. 💕
4/22/2018 09:22:53 pm
Thanks :) I figure, if I needed to hear this and didn't see anything like it until I started posting in groups. I couldn't imagine a person of 40 years like me coming out as non-binary because we are hardly showed.
4/23/2018 06:02:15 am
I was 50 before I even recognized what was going on let alone put a name to it and admitted it even to myself. This is a great poem and really struck a nerve
4/23/2018 08:48:28 pm
4/27/2018 11:58:27 am
I have a deep-seated dislike of labels, but I have to accept that using existing labels help some of us make sense of the world and our place in it. I love how you're
4/29/2018 10:27:17 pm
Thanks. Being on the Autism Spectrum, I'm fairly dependent on labels for relating to my world, but they can be limiting.
4/28/2018 12:07:10 pm
Fantastic! We all need to be reminded of we each can be who we are and it’s fine for others to be wwho they are.
4/29/2018 10:28:26 pm
Yup, thanks, for the comment, Brenda.
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