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    ivypool2005 posted an update 1 year ago

    NBWeek Day 1: Introductions

    @ivypool2005 (Ivy)
    @itzmoviestar (Movie Star/Connie)
    @dotalltheway (Jess)
    @everimagine (Eva)
    @flowerground6 (Flo)
    @goodandevil5050 (Shadow)
    @thecoven4ever (Cove)
    @catsforlife (Cats)
    @alexofroom66 (Alex)
    @leilamofwoodsbeyond (Leila)
    @skyeoffoxforest (Skye)
    @mmaarriiyyah (Mariyah)

    Hey, everyone! It’s Day 1 of the first annual NBWeek, with the theme “Introductions”! The prompt of the day is:
    “Share whatever you want about yourself, pronouns, labels, what nonbinary means to you, etc.”
    One of the purposes of today is to start a discussion, so feel free to reply to anyone else’s comments with any questions or comments you might have!
    Alright that’s enough explaining go feral

        ivypool2005 replied 1 year ago

        My real name is Kieran, but I usually go by Ivy online. My pronouns are currently they/them, but I’m experimenting with some neopronouns. (Ey/em is looking good to me so far.) Some of my gender-related labels are: transgender, nonbinary, genderqueer, genderfluid, and fluidflux. Some of my other labels are: aromantic, graysexual, homosexual, gifted, Korean-American, teenager, writer, musician, classicist, and nerd. And, of course, a fifth-year Ever in the Ever-Never Army.
        To me, being nonbinary means being neither fully female or fully male at least some of the time. People always act disappointed when I say that, but the truth is that the experience of being nonbinary is different for everyone, and I don’t have a good definition for myself. If you do, feel free to share it!

        ivypool2005 replied 1 year ago

        Oh, and I’ll be hosting a Zoom call at 12:30 PDT, 2:30 EDT today. I’ll post the link on the doc closer to the time.

        everimagine replied 1 year ago

        Greetings all! I like to go by Eva on here, and I am currently questioning my gender. A label that’s feeling more and more right is genderfluid, and my pronouns are she/her or xe/xem.

        flowerground6 replied 1 year ago

        Greetings! I’m @/flowerground6, or Flo, and I’m so glad that you’re doing this event! In real life, I go by Leah or Nora (two nicknames of my full name) though I’m transitioning into changing my name to Nova, which has actually been the name of my non-binary imaginary friend since I was about six. I identify as a queer demigirl, and currently use the pronouns she/her and they/them (though, like Ivy, ey/em is also looking like a good option for me right now). Some labels for me include omniromantic, demisexual, writer, artist, poet, naturalist, and teenager. For me, non-binary means to be free of the labels that society puts upon us as “male” or “female”, and exist somewhere within the space between the two. I usually identify on the more feminine side of the spectrum, though my identity is just that: a spectrum. And that’s ok.

          ivypool2005 replied 1 year ago

          I love your definition! The idea of being free from constraints and just existing really resonates with me.

          everimagine replied 1 year ago

          Totally agree with Kieran!

        evilxaudrey replied 1 year ago

        not nonbinary, im just a supporter, is that fine? anyway, my name is audrey and i’ve always gone by audrey and my pronouns are she / her, i’ve never found myself questioning my gender or my pronouns, although my sexuality is a whole different topic. im demisexual, so thats great and i’ve been questioning my sexuality for a year or two now. honestly idk what to say haha, nonbinary is super great, and i fully support it, i know a couple non binary people and they are so amazing, i feel like those people are always really nice.

          ivypool2005 replied 1 year ago

          Yeah, all are welcome! And of course we’re nice, we’re the best 🙂
          Seriously, though, that is something I’ve heard a lot. Personally, I think that being nonbinary means we have a self-awareness and perspective that a lot of cis people, especially white cis people, don’t have, and that makes us nicer than the average human being. We know what it feels like to be excluded practically all the time, so we try not to exclude others. And yes, there are those in the NB community who exclude people who aren’t white, or thin, or masculine-presenting (we’ll talk about that on Wednesday!), but as a whole, we’re pretty cool.
          Maybe I should have saved this for Tuesday. Eh.

        alexofroom66 replied 1 year ago

        Sup y’all, I’m Alex (irl I technically go by Sasha, which, lucky me, is still a gender neutral name), a demigirl and I go by she/her and (probably, I’m trying to figure it out. Xe/xem is actually looking nice rn) they/them. Some of my other labels: greybiromantic demihomoflexible (I’ll go into more detail if required because *dramatic sigh* no one ever knows what I mean. Most of the time I either go by bi or lesbian), figure skater, artist, writer, dancer, nerd, and teenager. To me nonbinary means not in the binary spectrum, as per the name. Not entirely female or male, neither cis nor trans. I fee nonbinary can be used as like a broad umbrella term for anything that isn’t in the gender binary, but is also a specific gender in itself. I’m not exactly sure how to explain.

          alexofroom66 replied 1 year ago

          oh yeah also: R U S S I A N and first year never

        pencilpeytie replied 1 year ago

        OOh can you please tag me for the other posts?
        I’m Pen and I use they/them pronouns (only here though I’m not out yet). I’m also AFAB, biromantic and am on the asexual spectrum (though I’m questioning my sexuality). I’m also half-Indian, and am a third-year Ever. To me, being non-binary means not having to fit into a box someone else built for me and having the freedom to feel comfortable with myself. Also while I’m here does anyone know ways to bind w/o a binder?

        goodandevil5050 replied 1 year ago

        Hello! I’m Shadow but in real life my name is Olivia though I prefer to go with Olive. I’m questioning my gender right now adn I’m having a bit of trouble but currently I am sticking with the pronouns she/her until I can figure out which label fits me best. One of the other label I go with for my sexuality is Demisexual. I guess to me non-binary is more of something free, that you can design. I feel like I’m not phrasing myself right, but it’s like something I can fit into and be comfortable with it instead of constantly questioning who I am. Non-Binary I guess is freedom to me. And, do any of you know some good resources for information about LBTQUA+ in general? It’s hard for me to find some in the area I’m in.

          ivypool2005 replied 1 year ago

          I really, really like the YouTube channel Ash Hardell. They have a lot of LGBTQ+ education and *** education videos, both about gender and sexuality, and always have a positive and welcoming attitude. (And an awesome editing style.) Another YouTube channel I like is Connor O’Keefe. He has links to some more queer YouTubers on his channel page, and he’s a trans guy himself.
          I follow the Tumblr blogs transgenderteensurvivalguide and nonbinaryresource, and I’d invite you to check them out. The former is specifically for teens and the latter is for everyone.
          Good luck!

          goodandevil5050 replied 1 year ago

          Ah, thank you so much! This is really helpful!

        ivypool2005 replied 1 year ago

        Testing, if this works I’ll continue to do it

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