Disconnect: The Struggle To Be Understood As An Agender/Genderqueer Person

This comic strip really captures what it’s like striving to be understood as a non-binary gender identified person. It resonated with me right away. The strip is from the series a Robot Hugs:

Here’s what RH wrote about this strip:

It all just feels like so much work all the time. I don’t want to deal with this stuff! I have other things to think about!

Related: Trans people aren’t ‘obsessed’ with bathrooms, we don’t care about bathrooms ‘too much’. We want to not care about bathrooms at all. You’re the the weird ones obsessed with bathrooms. Don’t put that on us.

Many thanks to a Robot Hugs for allowing people to use their work under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.

Robot Hugs is a webcomic updated on Tuesdays and Thursdays, or thereabouts. It is about a lot of things, but you can expect to see a lot of cats, a bunch of identity, gender, and sexuality discussions, and explorations of depression and mental illness, especially in the winter. Robot Hugs may include occasional cartoon depictions of nudity and discussion of sexuality – NSFW comics are generally labelled as such.

You can also check them out on Twitter, Tumblr, and Facebook.

The creator:
RH lives in Toronto and works in UX/IA. They have a degree in Linguistics and a graduate degree in Information Studies. They identify as genderqueer non-binary and use gender-neutral pronouns such as ‘they’ or ‘zie/zir’. Specifically, they identify as a non-binary genderqueer peoplequeer mentally ill non-monogamous kinky critical feminist robot. Their hobbies include worrying, being concerned about things they can’t change, being angry, being uselessly angry, hiding from the world, and knitting.


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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One Response to Disconnect: The Struggle To Be Understood As An Agender/Genderqueer Person

  1. PlainT says:

    Love this! I’ve been talking with a friend about why pronouns are important to anyone. This is relevant.

    Liked by 1 person

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