It was great sharing experiences of 'fashion' and the times when we feel we've subverted and/or conformed with gendered norms... it seems so much depends on context and intentions. We talked about the times when our aesthetic choices have been both challenging to stereotypes and affirming of our own perceptions of self.
If a loved one calls you 'dad' it might represent their love of your special role in their life, while a parent using 'son' might be a hurtful and deliberate misgendering representing rejection.
We heard how 'my sistergirl' is sometimes used in indigenous communities to represent affinity and allegiance and that, for some people, gendered names and pronouns can be 'mismatched' without fuss - welcome 'Aunty Bill' and 'Uncle Judy'!
We looked at some Pinterest collections of gender-fluid fashion and admired the 'non-binary' t-shirts being sold to raise funds for the #genderflux indiegogo campaign.
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