Doing, not being?

Rather than wishing to be classified as an identity, a culture, a race, a sexual type, or a background, I prefer to be identified only by my name ("Johnny") and what I do (teaching, writing, and all sorts of things).


What do you feel about this? Is it possible for people to honor my understanding and not identify me based on my appearance or assumptions about me? Can I not be a citizen of the world as a whole and not a narrow part of the world? Why must I limit myself sexually to only one sex, one gender, one expression?

How do I tackle the ridiculousness of data forms that give me only a few choices?

Please respond.

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