What is Gender Identity?

Gender Identity is how an individual feels about themselves, intuits, and then writes themselves into the world. Gender identity is how some-one wants to be seen and legitimated through the eyes of another in the world—just as someone is. Understood and fashioned in these ways, gender identity can be the embodiment of gender, or lack thereof, and any expressions of the self that are reinforced by how we think and want others to see and think of ourselves. Gender identity can therefore be the physical, emotional, and/or psychological embodiment that rejects gender- (a)gender- altogether. (sM)