my grandparents have the cutest lil garden !!
traffic cone + sidewalk hole
- people: you just want everything to be gay
- me: yes
The Little Mermaid
drink my tears
feel my colors
your tongue will
taste of sea
green and gold
exposing my core
plead for eternity
Anonymous asked: “Excuse me please could you explain difference between "being cis" and "identifying as cis"? Difference between words "being" and "identifying"? Sorry my English not so good. I read a lot about things and try to understand and you seem to know a lot. Sorry if this hard to understand. Have good days!!”
I understand the confusion and the answer I’m about to give you may not be accurate for talking to certain groups of people (I’m thinking of truscum specifically here).
As far as I’m concerned, “being” is composed in part of “identifying” and composed in part of “socially positioning yourself as”, but “identifying as” is sufficient to qualify as “being”, because it is very very difficult to identify as something without then socially positioning yourself as that thing.
So for example, if you identify as trans but you’re not out yet, you are still trans even in those instances you’re not socially positioning yourself as trans (or outing yourself). But socially positioning yourself as trans is also a vital component of the experience of “being trans”.
Does that help clear things up at all? I am struggling to word this in a less cumbersome fashion.
Being cis is a political decision that involves identifying as cis. I identify as cis, because I am choosing to exist in a political sphere of privilege that I feel best reflects my identity, but most importantly, gives me access to certain channels for social change that I might not have available to me. In that sense, I am very actively being cis, actively identifying as cis, as opposed to pretending being cis is an apolitical position. I don’t know if that helps at all, but cisness needs to be examined as much as transness inherently is!