Who am I?
That’s me. I don’t always look this dazzling, though generally I try to maintain adequate levels of awesomeness. I’m
nearly already-30 and live in San Francisco with my cheerful spouse (we’re both originally from Mexico City). Unfortunately we have no canine, feline, or human pets yet. I’m Micah. Nice to meet you.
I also identify as transgender.
Over the past 5 years I’ve been transitioning – or rather, trying to figure out what transition means to me, as someone whose gender is neither female nor male. Specifically, I’ve done stuff with my body, my name, and my legal documents, to find comfort and happiness.
Throughout this journey, I’ve discovered a lot about the LGBTQ community, about being transgender, about the way your body works, about the medical system and the legal system and even the political system, because it’s all intertwined and our health and happiness is contingent on society supporting us. I’ve found that the lessons learned extend beyond gender into life in general.
The (Short) Blurb About a (Short) 3rd Person
A published writer, engaging advocate, and expert educator on transgender identities, Micah’s mission is to contribute positively to everyone’s experience with gender. With over 18,000 followers, Micah’s site neutrois.me is a leading resource among the transgender community. Micah presents humorously didactic workshops involving cookie metaphors, reluctantly talks to journalists, volunteers as a speaker at local schools, and is a closet idealist.
Micah has been interviewed by journalists from publications like New York Times Magazine, The Washington Post, or Psychology Today. Micah’s own writing has been published in The Advocate, Everyday Feminism, and Huffington Post, as well as the books Manning Up and Trans Bodies, Trans Selves.
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What is Neutrois, Non-Binary, Genderqueer, LGBTQIA, QUILTBAG, WTF?
Non-binary and Genderqueer are umbrella terms that refer to people whose gender is not strictly male or female. Within these umbrellas, various labels designate distinct gender identities. Each word represents a distinct identity. Think about “crayons!” as an umbrella for a type of writing instrument, then specifying the color of your crayon.
Generally I describe myself as transgender or non-binary, as this is the simplest way to convey the most important part of my gender. My own particular gender experience is of neither – not male, not female – or what “neutrois” means to me.
But not furry, thankfully. Although you’ve found me on the internet, I’m also a human you can talk to. For real. No contracts or hidden fees.
Email me micah AT neutrois DOT me or use this handy-dandy form.