Featured Voices: The Outs and Ins of Binary

A fascinating gender journey is chronicled…


K has gone through several transitions throughout her life: from boy to genderless to woman. At least, that’s what it looks like from the outside; K’s inner identity is still a mystery, even to her. After four decades of struggles, K is finally happy.

The Outs and Ins of Binary

As a child, I assumed that everybody was, like me, intrinsically genderless; that everybody just casually functioned within the confines of their gender for no better reason than that was the gender they got randomly assigned to.

Apparently others could do that easily, so I should too. Moreover, I figured there must be a kind of silent convention that one was not meant to not talk about it. Why? “Because” — the universal shut-down answer given to children questioning adults about tough topics. Like everyone else, I could see there were enough subjects that children were not allowed to know the complete truth about, so what was…

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About Fairy JerBear

A disabled, trans/agender fairy bear living in the American Southwest and passionate about social justice, the environment, Trans/ LGBTQIA+ equality and combating bullying.
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