Kale wrote:Based on what little you mentioned in your post, I feel compelled to point out that genderfluidity is not like a boy/girl switch that gets flipped from day to day, and it also isn't limited to just male and female.Before I reply in more detail, how much do you already know about being genderfluid?
BiscuitsLeGuin wrote:My gender identity: Non-binary, sometimes feel fluid sometimes feel agender. By which I mean, I definitely don't identify as just male or just female. Sometimes I feel more like one or the other, often I feel like neither.I really like the way @Ventomology does it in her story Conics Unfortunately. It includes a genderfluid character called Andra who is referred to by "they" unless whoever is talking about them is aware that they are presenting a particular gender. To do this, they often use their earrings - studs if they're feeling masc, dangly if femme - but I'm fairly sure they present gender in other ways also.Here is a chapter in which Andra is/presents as male: Conics Unfortunately: 33Here is a chapter in which Andra is/presents as female:Conics Unfortunately: 67This obviously doesn't mean that Andra's earrings dictate their gender, but it's a handy tool to help them indicate their preferred pronouns at that moment. Personally I often wear pastel colours when I feel femme.This isn't the only way to experience genderfluidity, and it's also not the only way to describe it, but just thought I'd share my experience.
ToHogwartsInATARDIS wrote:Thanks for the pointer! As you can tell from my original post, next to nothing. But I'm ready to learn!
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