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Anonymous asked genderfluidity
I just started figuring myself out and I do believe I might be androgynous or genderfluid. I’ve never felt particularly masculine or feminine, but I’ve always understood both sides. In expressing myself, I choose to present myself masculine. But I’ve always been aware that it was a choice. I think I might like to wear a dress, but the people I live would make my life hell. I have no one to talk to about this and I feel kind of trapped. I feel like people knowing about this would mean persecution

Oh, anon.

You do have people to talk to. Many of us understand what you’re going through and know how you feel. Followers, if you are willing to support this anon in all privacy - do reblog. There are lots of forums and other websites and tumblrs for people like us, beyond the binary. The internet can’t fix everything - but it damn well can make you feel a hell of a lot less alone sometimes.

That said, it’s hard, it really is, when people around you won’t be supportive. It makes life such a suffocating little bubble. And, sadly, there’s not much that can be done.

If it’s not possible for you to move out of that space - maybe one day it will be, and you can seek out for yourself a place and a community that will support you.

But there are things you can do now. Many of us do start off (or are like this for most of our lives, depending on our circumstances and personality - there’s no right or wrong!) wearing dresses or otherwise bending the usual rules in the privacy of our own rooms or homes, where there is no one to judge. Being able to order clothing etc online helps sometimes.

The persecution won’t last forever. You are a wonderful person and no matter what happens, there is nothing wrong with being the way you are.

Stay strong, and even if no one else seems to want to, I am happy to help you out if you need it.