You’ve heard the phrase before. “I’m just not that into labels.” Well guess what? I am into labels. Like, a lot. I sort of collect them, much like a dragon collects shiny things. Why, you ask? Frankly, because they help me feel secure. I’ve come to realize that in this society, people don’t really respect things unless they have names, identities, googleable terms that fit everything and everyone into nice neat little boxes. I happen to be a complicated human, and so I happen to have a lot of boxes. Here are just a few of the terms I use to identify myself.
I am wtfromantic – this is a type of aromanticism which basically means that I don’t really experience romantic attraction like most people do. Instead, I get intense platonic feelings for people, and don’t really understand why kissing isn’t a normal part of friendship.
I am pansexual – everyone is really freaking attractive, okay? I am attracted to people regardless of their gender or genitalia.
I am a demigirl – I am mostly girl? Most of the time? Gender is hard…
Last but not least, I have sensory processing disorder, which means that I have difficulty processing certain tactile sensations, such as food or clothing textures, or even basic physical contact, as well as certain auditory stimuli (for instance, I completely shut down if two people are talking to me at once).
If you want to know more about any of the labels I use or why I use them, feel free to ask in the comments below.
What about you? Do you have any labels that help you make it through your day? Are you one of those people who thinks labels are overrated? Tell me your thoughts!