Relegating a specific hobby or pursuit to people of a single gender limits our potential as human beings. It’s confusing and frustrating for children. And, for nonbinary people, being assessed and separated in this way is awkward at best and agonizingly painful at worst. We have to do better.
I spent close to fifty years trying really hard to be what I thought was considered normal, and frequently fell short of the mark. The more I tried to bend myself to society’s standard, the more abnormal I felt. Then, I had an epiphany.
As multipotentialites, we often find ourselves looking forward to the next thing we want to accomplish, learn or try. If you frequently put your next big (or small) thing on a high shelf until all conditions are ideal, you’re probably missing out.
When I meet a stranger, “What do you do?” is often their first question – and they expect a tidy answer. As a multipotentialite with multiple careers and hobbies, this used to make me feel guilt and shame. Now, it just makes me angry.
Multipotentialites often dive deep into a new project – it’s one of our many strengths – but does every new passion really need to change the course of your life?