Hi. I’m Adrien Converse. I’m a contemplative who loves questioning norms, finding the hidden problems with them, and exposing those problems.
That’s what this site is all about.
I explore problems in all kinds of norms. One norm in particular that you’ll hear me describe problems with on this site is gender.
That’s because I’m transgender. But I’m not transgender in the way that most people understand that word. I don’t even have a gender. The word for this, which is so uncommon that it still gets a red squiggly line under it when I type it, is agender.
I’ve been agender my whole life, but it wasn’t until my late 20s that I finally went all in on untangling myself from all the social forces demanding that I pretend otherwise.
There are a lot of forces demanding that people pretend things that aren’t true. This site exists to reveal true hidden things—things we often get unfairly tricked and shamed into hiding—and to expose pretend things as the façades they really are.
A few more quick things about me:
When I’m not generating and expressing ideas in one form or another, you’ll probably find me inspecting plants, collecting fungi, or admiring ocean invertebrates.