So, as you may or may not know, I’m a senior in high school this year. And something that we do at my school is “Senior Projects”. For mine, I’m going to try to put together a sort of “Gender/Orientation Guidebook” with illustrations and pages on various gender identities and orientations based on people’s experiences. I know it’s not a very good explanation, but I can elaborate later if you want. Right now, I have a really big favor to ask.
Because I’m basing this on people’s experiences, I need some way to gather this info/data. I’ve put together a google forms survey for this purpose. I plan on getting it to everyone in my high school and hopefully the other high schools in the area, but that’s still a rather limited area. So here’s where the favor comes in.
I’d LOVE LOVE LOVE for all you watchers of mine to take the survey. Your experiences, no matter what your orientation or gender is, are valuable and would be a helpful addition to my project. Please take the survey, and please PLEASE send it to your friends and watchers! Please spread the project as much as you can - outside of Portland, outside of Oregon, even outside of the U.S. would be so amazing!
The end goal of the project is to show that there is not a set way for anyone to be a particular gender or orientation, and that - especially for less common ones - you don’t have to meet this that and the other requirements to “count”. I want it to be a resource that anyone questioning their gender or orientation can go to for reassurance, or that anyone who wants to learn more about what these identities mean can look at for honest, first-person explanations. Does that make any sense?
So basically, the more range of experiences I can put into this, the better.
Please, PLEASE take the survey and spread it around! I will be so eternally grateful! I can’t promise any gifts or rewards - I’m a time-crunched HS senior with no income and a lot to do - but I will be super grateful and you will all be able to see WIPs for the project and (hopefully) the finished product! Keep an eye on my tumblr (fire-tan.tumblr.com) for updates, because I may not be 100% able to keep you all updated on here.
Here is the survey —> Gender/Orientation Survey
THANK YOU SO MUCH!
Isabel R./Ira T./Fire-tan