Gender Fluid Analysis

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1. You identify as Gender-Fluid. Could you please explain what that means?
Being gender fluid means that I sometimes identify as female, sometimes as male, sometimes as both at the same time and sometimes neither. Like the term, it’s fluid, like water, my gender flows into each other and sometimes there more clarity about how I’m identifying in that moment, but most often, it ambiguous and makes me feel closer to being human than when I used to try and force myself to fit the binary.

2. Isn’t it complex to not identify to any gender?
It has been a long and exhausting process so far to come to the realization of my gender identity. It’s easy to feel like an alien in my body and hate it from time to time, and then suddenly love being in
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Art was such a normal day to day thing that it didn't even feel like I had any talent as an artist and I never even considered pursuing a career in the fine arts as a school student. For most of my school life I was heavily involved in sports and I have always been a physical person. It was in my 11th grade as a student of science in St. Xavier’s college, Mumbai, where I learnt that I am no good in academia as I failed my exams and got kicked out of college. Although my parents were upset, they told me that this was an opportunity to figure out what I wanted to study and maybe I should do something less formally academic. I gave my 12th board exams externally and got into a design school which had a slightly different education system than the rest of the design schools in the country at that time. I went to Srishti school of Art, Design and Technology in Bangalore with the intention that I would figure out which creative field I wanted to pursue. At the time, the school had a two year foundation program and in that time I figured out that I would either pursue photography or sculpture. I applied as a transfer student to colleges in America and got into my dream school, The Rhode Island School of Design, for photography. After spending the summer in the foundation program there I realized how much I loved working with my hands and I switched majors to sculpture two days before classes started. This is where my journey as a sculptor began. At RISD, I wasn't just train to work with metal, we were trained to cast in various plastics and metals, and fabricate with everything from textiles, to wood, to paper. We learnt how our brains worked and how we could give form to our thoughts, in whatever medium the thoughts
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