Hi. I’m Adrien Converse. I’m a biology-loving surreal artist, musician, and content strategist living in the quirky, cloudy town of Bellingham, WA.
I also happen to be a person who has no gender. I’m not a man, and I’m not a woman.
The word for this is agender. For whatever reason, my genderlessness seems to break the brains of a good deal of people in the society I live in—even to an extent that they get really upset and tell me I need to just pick “one or the other.” It’s very strange to witness. By being me, I’m breaking a bunch of meaningless rules for how a person is supposed to go about their life.
It’s a bizarre experience.
People usually assume I’m either a man or a woman, even though I’m neither, and this means I have a front row seat to how we arbitrarily treat people based on what gender we think they are in this society.
It’s very, very interesting.
I started this site to talk about what I’m learning. It’s named Deconforming, because I see lot of pressure to conform going on, and I’m pretty much over it. How about something different?