So one topic that was asked about was how being non-human can affect gender identity. For me this is a complicated topic mostly because my dysphoria has no real distinction so it can be hard for me to tell whether the dysphoria I am experiencing is based on gender of species.
One thing that is clear for me though it that I do not want breasts; as an avian, I would not have breasts in full bird form and in my my more fae form also, for avians there is no need for the body to have breasts; as someone who id’s as androgyne breasts make me uncomfortable in respect to how the are gendered and in general for me just do not belong on my body.
My Gender id and my non human-ness tend to work against each other you could say. My avian self wants long nails like claws, but I get dysphoria based on the comments people make about my nails that push me into the box labeled ‘women’. This is especially frustrating when in terms of gender I have no body dysphoria around my nails. Another problem I have is when things are tight against my back I sometimes feel weird because; “there are supposed to be wings there so how is something that tight fitting?” this can make wearing a sports bra, which is the closet thing I have to a binder, difficult.
I would say that in terms of interaction of identification itself for me isn’t a huge thing. I’m not sure why but for me I just am an androgyne corvid type fae.
As always I love to hear other’s thoughts on the matter.