— excerpts from five conversations with people from different walks of life who go by dreea pavel, fa’ empel, julius petit, kirikoo des & sam dye and happen to currently live in berlin. reading time: 5 min
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who are you? who or
what do you consider
yourself to be?
that’s a dumb question.
a kid, i’m just a brat.
but are people ever grown up?s––
yeah. but not for real. i think that it is possible to convince yourself that you are a grown up and convince other people. i’ve never met a grown up actually. so, who am i?k––
i think sharing is what allows people to see pieces of themselves in others.s––
i recently realized when i feel anything i instantly think that everybody else feels the same. thinking they feel as shitty as me. so, i judge the whole humanity on my feeling and then sometimes i realize “oh so you don’t like that...”k––
being attached to changing, can that play a role in your conception of your gender.s––
i’m definitely transgendered. i am in a period of figuring myself out. i used to consider my self gender neutral.k––
i understood transgender. what do you mean by gender neutral? what makes a person gender neutral?s––
a person identifies as being that...k––
what is a woman?s––
it is basically a social construction. based on shit norms and rules. you know to try and keep the patriarchy up or something. genders are bullshit.
you mention maybe the idea of woman is a way to sustain patriarchal values. doesn't the idea of woman exist in matriarchal societies as well?
i don't know. i guess the matriarchal societies were not relevant to my point. i rather support societies with no gender and gender roles/norms.
are you transgendered or are you a boy?
yeah, that's the thing. neither i'm just a kid.
no, but kids aren't innocent, they don't have to be anymore.