Confused About Your Gender Identity?
First off, it’s totally normal to feel confused about your gender and gender roles within today’s society. It might be that you’ve never really felt comfortable with the ‘box’ you’ve been placed in or that you’ve now educated yourself in more gender definitions than just the binary ‘genders’.
The first step you can take is to learn more about all the different genders out there. By reading through the definitions you might be able to relate to certain types more than others - which would help you identify with your gender.
Allow yourself to explore all these variants and see what rings true. During the exploration process, it’s crucial to be gentle and kind to yourself. Take as much time as you need. It could be beneficial to reach out to a therapist to assist you in this journey as their guidance can help you stay on track and reach your goal in identifying your gender.
In order to ‘know’ your gender, you need to figure out what the term gender and gender roles mean to you. You’re the one inhibiting your body and experiencing the world through your own lense - so figure out what feels comfortable to you before you adhere to the norms within society.
Other people could also help you understand your gender. Ask your friends or family to refer to you in different pronouns or names and test what feels comfortable. Dressing up in a variety of styles could also give you an indication of what feels most comfortable.
Ask yourself what makes you feel the most content, strong, vibrant and ultimately, happy.
Remember that you are allowed to change as little or as much as you want to. You don’t need to qualify in order to claim any label that you relate with, your gender identity can be of your choosing. Feel free to reach out to a therapist who is specially trained in gender identity issues - you can schedule a free phone consultation at Sun Point Wellness Center by visiting: www.lauramorse.org or calling/texting 301.960.8991