I Can’t Tell You You’re Appropriating NB Identity–


Cultural appropriation

Is widely considered to be

A very bad thing, but

For whatever reason

Anyone can slap

Nonbinary onto their name

And claim trans identity

To boost their online


I don’t have any problem

With anyone identifying as nonbinary, but

I do think it’s

Blatantly shitty

To appropriate an identity

Exclusively online.

To get more likes, follows, and fame

To be more in the zeitgeist, even if

In 20 years, you will never have expressed

Anything other than what you

Always have been.

I can’t tell you that you’re appropriating

Nonbinary identity, but–

Your conscience can.


(Assuming that you have one…)

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