Hey beautiful people!
It’s been a while since I’ve talked to y’all.
How are y’all? I’m okay, thanks for asking. I hope you college babes are hanging in there. We got a few weeks left. The end is near!
Anyways, I’ve been deep into my studies this semester since I have a pretty heavy course load. One of my courses is Sociology of Queer and LGBT Communities (s/o Dr. Ramirez!). Since I identify as non-binary and have come to terms with my attraction to just women, I asked my teacher about the proper term for it. Turns out there isn’t a term for this at all.
I wrote an article about ‘Being Non-Binary in a Binary World’ at the beginning of this semester, and after many class assignments in some of my other classes, it’s extremely apparent that there’s some work to be done. Being non-binary is one of the most important parts of identity, and not having terminology for things such as sexuality is lowkey frustrating. Let’s (kinda) unpack that.
We all know our society is ran on patriarchal views; quite damaging views I might add. Everything has been so binary that it leaves no room for expression that varies from neither one. A simple question like this has made me realize how much work needs to be done to provide more language for gender-non-conforming/ non-binary people.
I hope this was worth a read.
With love + unanswered questions,
- Dom Pollard