I am more than my gender

Sometimes it’s easy to forget. Since coming out, starting hormones, and getting top surgery, gender has become an increasingly visible and central aspect of my identity. It is now also a regular topic of conversation between friends, family and even strangers. During my tireless effort to help others see and understand my authentic gender, I began to lose sight of the other characteristics and identities that make me me. Though my trans nonbinary gender is and will always be a significant piece of who I am, it is not all of me.