I once read someone describe how, since the first time she used the internet as a twelve-year-old, any time she mentioned online that she was a woman she got nasty sexist comments. For some reason that hasn’t happened to me, but that might be because I don’t actually mention my gender that often. So, dear readers, here is me officially mentioning my gender, and a bunch of other stuff about me.
I am a woman. A cis woman, specifically– meaning, I’m not transgender.
I grew up and live in the midwest United States.
I am white.
I am bi and gray-ace, which is a broad term for someone who relates to asexuality to some degree but isn’t exactly asexual. More about that here.
I am somewhat kinky.
I describe myself as a feminist even though that doesn’t really tell you anything about what I believe.
I have been fat enough that I spent most of my teenage years believing that I was too fat, but not actually being particularly big. I was comfortable with my moderately chubby self, and then I got over-stressed, had a lot of trouble with heartburn and nausea, developed a phobia of vomiting, and lost a significant amount of weight. I’m not what you’d think of when you hear the words “eating disorder”, but you could say my eating is disordered since I have some anxiety about it, and have trouble keeping in touch with how hungry I am. My thoughts (mostly complaining) about that experience, and about fat acceptance in general, are here, and also here.
I am autistic, although I don’t have a formal diagnosis. Stuff about my brain can be found here and also here. If you’re wondering about how I realized I was autistic, or why I’m confident that I am despite not being professionally diagnosed, try here.
Last edited 7/18/2016.