Finding Your Gender Identity
Gender Identity: What is Yours?
Does the sex you were born with match up with the gender you express on the outside? Understanding your gender identity and gender expression are an important part of creating a happy, authentic life for yourself and creating a more inclusive and accepting world. Are you working to explore your gender identity? Keep reading to learn more about finding your gender identity, why finding yours and expressing it is so important, and how the Foojan App can help guide you.
What is Gender Identity?
Gender is a social construct, an idea created by people to help categorize and explain the world around them. You may not notice it all the time, but each gender comes with a set of expectations, like how to act, talk, dress, feel emotion, and interact with other people.
Gender Expression is the way in which people present or express their gender, including physical appearance, clothing, hairstyles, and behavior. People can exert a certain degree of control over their gender expression depending on their resources and environment. Gender Identity is our personal sense of what our own gender is, and Perceived Gender is how the world sees and understands your gender.
Are you exploring your own gender identity? Some questions to ask yourself include:
- How do I feel about my birth gender? From birth, our parents dress us up in pink and blue, dresses and pants, and give us dolls and trucks. How do you feel looking back on that?
- What gender do you wish people assume you are? When you meet someone new, are walking down the street, or go into a coffee shop, do you hope they say, Ma’am, Sir, or neither?
- How do you dress? The way you express your gender through clothing says a lot about how you’re feeling on the inside.
- Picture your life. What gender are you? If you could paint the perfect picture, what would YOU look like in it?
Why Your Gender Identity is Important
Finding your gender identity is important so the world can become more inclusive and accepting. The more people who reject societal expectations and live authentically, the more the world will be tolerant. Progress toward equality and acceptance is important in making sure the world isn’t so black and white.
Finding Your Gender Identity with the Foojan App
Are you ready to keep finding your gender identity? It’s a personal journey, one we are here to help guide you on.
The groundbreaking Foojan App reflects years of research and the formal application of therapies practiced by eminent psychotherapist Dr. Foojan Zeine. This customized self-help app was developed to meet Dr. Zeine’s desire to share her knowledge and unique therapy style with as many struggling and searching individuals as possible. Dr. Zeine and her professional team are dedicated to providing step-by-step guidance in your healing process so that you, and others like you, can function effectively and productively for a happier life.
We invite you to meet the key individuals responsible for the Foojan App’s user-friendly design, personalized interface, and powerful messaging by visiting us at foojan.com!