Saturday, April 18, 2015

Introducing Alex

I normally don't do this, but I'm getting really nervous about how people will react to my newest doll.
To be honest, this is an issue so close to home, that I feel uncomfortable with the doll, because I know how people can react. However, I still feel it's important to show representation for marginalized minorities.

Where am I going with all this?
Meet Alex, my newest doll:
Alex is genderfluid. His pronouns are "he/him/his", but he don't identify as a boy. Or a girl. At least not fully.
Alex's gender falls into the umbrella category of genderqueer identities, meaning identifying outside of "male" and "female".
I know, people will have a hard time grasping the concept, when Alex has boobs and all, but I'm more than willing to explain it in greater details, if you want to hear more.

10 comments:

  1. Congrats on getting your new doll!!! I think it is great you like having representation: I always thought that representation on the media matters a lot. I hope you will share more of him, if you feel comfortable with it.

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    1. Thank you :D
      Yeah, I agree, representation matters a lot, and to me, he is a personal kind of representation, but that's also why it feels so scary. :( If people mock his gender identity, I can't help but take that personally. >_< But at the same time it feels so good to have a character who also represents that part of me. :)

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  2. He is gorgeous! Congratulations!! :D
    I'm not that well-informed in this stuff, but I love to learn more about stuff I don't know much about.
    I can't wait to see more of Alex *^^*

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    1. Thank you so much dear! :D
      You can ask, if you feel the need to :) I'm willing to explain it.
      I'll try and get some better pictures soon :D

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  3. Congratulations on getting Alex home!
    I'm still swoning over his pictures. <3 The sculpt is gorgeous. :3 And as the others say, representation is important, and I also hope, if and when you feel more comfortable with it, that you will share more of him. :D

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    1. Thank you so much >w<
      It is, and even if it's really scary and challenging for me, I still feel it's important for me to do :)

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  4. I'd love to hear more because I didn't understand much about it nor do I know much about thwse kinds of topics! And it's also good to always be well informed (and If I can learn with dolls, where that's a plus XD)
    I don't think anyone is going to judge you for having this doll, or I hope no one does (assholes aren't extint yet). You show him proud, He is stunning

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    1. I'm definitely willing to tell more about it, and if you want to, you can just ask me questions :)
      Yeah, I like to think most people would be politely enough to look away, if they don't approve of this :)
      And thank you so much!

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  5. Congrats on getting Alex! I have now seen him in real life and he is a pretty doll! :D
    I hope you show more photos of him later!

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    1. Thank you so much ^^
      As soon as the clothes I ordered arrives, I'll try and get some new pictures :3

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