Transcending the Self...As someone who straddles a lot of fences finding my Self regarding gender, sexuality, ethnicity, & more... what I come to think about eventually is that there is danger in focusing too much on qualifiers; that yes, honing in on how you identify, building a strong sense of community, and defining your perspective is important. But so too is it to step outside of all that and look at what you really, truly believe in & feel, what your destiny is, not what's expected of you because of what your environment thinks someone with your identity is capable of or "should" do/be. This is NOT NOT NOT to say "we're all just human lol" because the reality is that we interact with each other in different ways based on our attributes, there's a historical/current context between different groups of people that always needs to be taken into account, and we need to respect & TREASURE our cultures, not ignore their existence. I mean to say, there is so much more to you than what boxes you check on a questionnaire... people are too complex for it to end there. In seeking clarity & truth, be clear & honest as you can.