I was looking over my TikTok account and realized that I tend to feel a deep connection and understanding with the non-binary community and individuals who "present" as non-binary and speak confidently to their experience on an App that is notoriously available to the least tolerant members of our society.
Two of the creators I think of readily are Jeffery Marsh and CJ - they both speak with such kindness and passion to people who are speaking such disgusting rhetoric at them, I can't help but just be inspired. They choose to be themselves OUT LOUD knowing it will bring peace and joy to others like them.
I think the reason I feel such a connection to them is because I have always felt that my existence represented the beauty of the non-binary as a Black, bi-racial, and Jewish bundle of joy. I identify as a Black woman, historically attracted to men, and I never imagined a world without gender, but the concept is so freeing and makes so much more sense to my brain than the either/or classifications we are limited to, when there are clearly many ways of existing as a human.
So after a ton of ruminating, I've boiled this down to - I Don't Like the Word "OR" unless we are in a time-bound scenario. And even then, I would push to look for ways to change that to an and, among, or some other assortment of words that does not artificially limit the choices of another person.
My (least) favorite example of this is when a person demands a 'yes or no' to a question they have manufactured with one of the two in mind. Example: "Did you say that? yes or no?!"...*Someone on my LIVE stream said this is used to either confirm or inflame an argument, and I completely agree.*
See ya next time :)