both male and female
In between male and female
different than male and female
Mere Abrams (pronouns: they/them/theirs) is a trans nonbinary writer, speaker, educator, researcher and advocate. Mere's vision and voice bring a deeper understanding of gender to our world, educating thousands of individuals across the multiple continents. Mere has collaborated with Teen Vogue, Happy Hippie Foundation, the UCSF Child and Adolescent Gender Center, San Francisco Department of Public Health, Gender Spectrum, and schools across the country to develop programs and resources to account for and support the experiences of trans and nonbinary youth (and their families). In addition, Mere's perspective, writing and advocacy have been featured by Yahoo!, Gap Inc., CBS News, Seventeen Magazine, Healthline, Haaretz, OpenNotes, Genderqueer.me, The Anti-Defamation League, The Intersex & Genderqueer Recognition Project, Frameline, 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, and on social media (@meretheir) and at gender conferences across the United States.
Born in the Midwest, Mere grew up in a conservative culture with very strict rules about gender. Mere was assigned female at birth (AFAB), but always had interests and an appearance that very much included both stereotypically 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 unlearning the idea that genitals determine gender, 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.