This 10 year old managed to articulate some of my own frustrations and such better than I've been able to. Like, I think if the world at large just accepted non-binary as a thing, I would probably identify that way and dress more femininely sometimes and go by "they" and all that jazz. But as is, it just feels like so much effort. Basically, I agree with all the stuff said at the end:I still feel that "he" doesn't feel particularly right. I feel more right as "ze" or "they", but they draw attention to me and my gender when we're trying to have a conversation about trousers.
There isn't a body of the two genders. I just wish there was some way in the middle.
If they ask questions, I answer, but it doesn't have to be the centre of attention. It's not even the most interesting thing about me.
I really like the idea of having a beard. [...] but then again people would say: "Look at that MAN'S beard." I don't want people to associate me with one gender or another. But I know they will, I don't think there is any way of escaping that.
YES. I get this so much. I don't fully identify "Female" but I "look" as if, and with where I live, it would be hell to try and use any gender neutrality and "ranking" it i am about 70-75% okay with female-pronouns.
Also, I just learned that apparently bisexual doesn't necessarily mean only gender binaries, which is odd, as in my experience, that is the case. And apparently this was kinda a recent topic here too. I prefer pansexual as term for myself after learning about it (I used to use bi) because to me the very name of "Bi" seems to mean either-or, with no between, so linguistically this confuses me some as well as that in practice whenever I hear it - until now basically - it has been very binary.