On gender and sexuality

This is a mini-essay I wrote (I estimate) sometime around April 2013. To my memory it was the first public statement that I was genderqueer, amongst many other things. It was actually pretty well received—my mother even said she wanted it printed out and framed. (I thought she was…

What's in a name?

Yesterday someone asked (amongst many other questions) why I had decided to call myself Kim. It's a pretty simple and boring reason, but I figured I'd note it down for prosperity. The name goes back a little way, as I started presenting as female online long before I decided to…

The long walk

Hello. My name is Kim. This is my story. It's currently 6:19am on a midsummer's Thursday morning. Three days ago, surrounded by anxiety and self doubt, I posed the internet my one question; a question that had been stewing in my brain for countless weeks: What am I? No…