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Beyond

Discovering my "labels" has been an integral part of self-discovery. We find community around shared language, a word or group by which we can organize our lives and ways of being. Historically, I've found finding my labels to be liberating. Lately, I'm a lot more interested in the space beyond labels, the expansiveness, the complex "we" we actually are. Labels are useful and "identities" are necessary for survival in our current world. But I dream of an existence where identification is more subtle, yet still meaningful; where we are perceived as our whole selves rather than as pieces compartmentalized in boxes; where fluidity is sacred and all we know and need.