houseofalexzander:

From my broad shoulders, all the way down to the tip of my size 11 feet. Every detail about my body implies something. From my square chin to my lengthy legs. Every inch of my body implies something. From my flat chest to the occasional stubble upon the edge of my cheek. Every part of my body implies something.
Or at least… it was supposed to.
But time and time again, I have proven otherwise.
One can not choose the body in which they are born. But one can choose to take care of and style their body in a way that expresses who they are. The unfortunate part is that the mass majority is to busy chasing after beauty standards. Beauty standards that are constructed upon a gendered norm, of course.
Some tell me that I need to stop whining about it. They say that I’m just the odd ball and that the industry can’t recognize all the weird ones. They say I’m just the 1 out of 1,000,000. They say that clothes need to be gendered so that the people of society can understand the difference between the two genders. And to those of you who agree, I say that you’re missing the point.
Having two binary genders, complete with a separate social standard for each of the two binary genders, has lead our society to believe that there is a difference between the two, and there is not.
The broadness of your shoulder or the size of your feet does not determine your gender. Your gender identity does not determine your place or role in society. The shape of your chin or the length of your legs does not determine your gender. Your gender identity does not determine your place or role in society. The size of the breast on your chest or the amount of hair on your face does not determine your gender. Your gender identity does not determine your place or role in society. Am I being clear?
Be who you are. Be yourself. Be you.
I don’t know how else to put it. Xoxo
-Elliott Alexzander

houseofalexzander:

From my broad shoulders, all the way down to the tip of my size 11 feet.
Every detail about my body implies something.
From my square chin to my lengthy legs.
Every inch of my body implies something.
From my flat chest to the occasional stubble upon the edge of my cheek.
Every part of my body implies something.

Or at least… it was supposed to.

But time and time again, I have proven otherwise.

One can not choose the body in which they are born.
But one can choose to take care of and style their body in a way that expresses who they are. The unfortunate part is that the mass majority is to busy chasing after beauty standards.
Beauty standards that are constructed upon a gendered norm, of course.

Some tell me that I need to stop whining about it. They say that I’m just the odd ball and that the industry can’t recognize all the weird ones. They say I’m just the 1 out of 1,000,000. They say that clothes need to be gendered so that the people of society can understand the difference between the two genders. And to those of you who agree, I say that you’re missing the point.

Having two binary genders, complete with a separate social standard for each of the two binary genders, has lead our society to believe that there is a difference between the two, and there is not.

The broadness of your shoulder or the size of your feet does not determine your gender.
Your gender identity does not determine your place or role in society.
The shape of your chin or the length of your legs does not determine your gender.
Your gender identity does not determine your place or role in society.
The size of the breast on your chest or the amount of hair on your face does not determine your gender.
Your gender identity does not determine your place or role in society.
Am I being clear?

Be who you are.
Be yourself.
Be you.

I don’t know how else to put it.
Xoxo

-Elliott Alexzander