Can I just say I love Gender expression
It’s like being part of a fandom, I can dress up and pick different aspects of what I want to express. I’m cisgendered and I am very comfortable being a man, but when I feel like it I love wearing lipstick, painting my nails, or putting on a crop top. I also love having stubble, fixing things with tools, and riding my motorbike. I generally express feminine traits where culturally appropriate, but have gotten a bit more adventurous. Like I will wear lipstick to my Engineering lectures, but I wouldn’t go to my (manufacturing) co-op jobs wearing makeup. While I understand that it’s not my job to cater to everyone else, I know that being an engineer in a plant isn’t always the best place for breaking gender norms. And in those situations I can lean into expressing more masculine traits which can be fun too.
As a cis white man in a male dominated field, I want to use my privilege to show people that not conforming 100% to prescribed gender roles is nothing to be scared of. And just because you express some aspects of the opposite gender, doesn’t have to mean that you are trans
Anyway here’s some pics of me in my favourite new summer look, I have had this Taylor Swift t-shirt for ever and I just cut it into a crop top last night