both male and female
In between male and female
different than male and female
Mere Abrams (pronouns: they/them/theirs) is writer, researcher, educator, and licensed clinical social worker who is helping the world understand that “the idea that there is male and female isn’t incorrect, it is just incomplete.” Mere reaches a worldwide audience through public speaking, publications, social media (@meretheir), and their gender support services practice, https://onlinegendercare.com.
Mere’s writings and work have been featured in numerous publications and media outlets, including The Transgender Teen: A Handbook for Professionals and Parents Supporting Trans and Non-Binary Youth; Who Are You?: A Kid’s Guide to Gender Identity; Healthline Media; and CBS News. They are currently working on a pair of books for teens, parents and professionals on gender health and gender development.
They also have served as the Associate Director of Clinical Research and the Director of Community Engagement at the University of California, San Francisco’s Child and Adolescent Gender Center (CAGC), where they developed city- and county-wide programs for transgender, nonbinary and gender-expansive youth. They continue to collaborate with UCSF and other gender clinics across the U.S. on a longitudinal National Institutes of Health-funded study—the first of its kind—that measures the impact of puberty blockers or cross-sex hormones on children and adolescents.
Born in the Midwest, Mere grew up in a conservative culture with very strict rules about gender. Mere was assigned female at birth, but always embodied both male and female traits. Without any language or information to understand the complexities of gender identity, gender expression, and gender roles, Mere spent their childhood and early teenage years trying (and struggling) to fit into the female box. After meeting a transgender person for the first time and learning more about gender identity, Mere gained a deeper understanding about the male AND female aspects of who they are. During their process of exploration and education, Mere found little information and few resources about nonbinary gender and how to navigate that part themself. This website was created to fill that gap in knowledge by providing you with a space to explore gender beyond the binary and learn about Mere's personal experience.