Performance: The Ubyssey's Gender Issue

Before we even got started on this issue, we were fighting. Our experiences of gender are so different that it’s hard to find a Venn Diagram that we could base our ideas off of. But that’s sort of the whole point, right? We have such different ideas of what our genders mean, so we stuck to the only bit of common ground between all of us: performance.

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Our first date was one of endurance. We walked for hours downtown and my shoulder grew tired from the regret of putting so much stuff in my bag in an earlier fit of nerves.

We complement each other well. Both of us live without and between gender, weaving our identities like tangled embroidery thread in a colourful drawer.

Dysphoria with my body and how I was perceived had come to a head and simply put, pretending to be a woman was no longer a viable option.

It’s a funny thing, to feel hollow.

If you’re an assigned-female-at-birth Trans person, men's deodorant really great for pushing away dysphoria. It’s subtle, but you can catch whiffs of it when you move.

“You do know that all female news readers are supposed to be slim, trendy and attention grabbers, right?”

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