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7 definitions by kyerowan

 
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Truscum refers to trans people who subscribe to the idea that transgenderism is a mental disorder solely defined by sex dysphoria. They are known for calling themselves "true transsexuals", which is why they are called and even call themselves truscum.
They often are against the idea of nonbinary and genderqueer people, referring to such people and some ftms as transtrenders.
Skylar: I was bombarded by trans men on tumblr last night. They said I wasn't a real trans person and it triggered a lot of dysphoria for me.
Fallon: What do you expect? Truscum are all over tumblr. They assume no genderqueer people have dysphoria.
by kyerowan January 16, 2014
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Nonbinary refers to any gender that is not exclusively male or female. A similar term is genderqueer.
Some common nonbinary gender identities include: agender, bigender, genderfluid, androgyne, and neutrois.
It is usually considered to be under the transgender umbrella, and some nonbinary people will also identify as trans.
Fallon: You're not a girl or a boy, are you?
Skylar: Nope, I'm not! I'm nonbinary.
by kyerowan January 16, 2014
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Dysphoria is an experience trans, genderqueer, and non-binary people have. It describes discomfort, loathing, anxiety, and depression revolving around one's social gender role and/or physical sex characteristics. It's a very serious experience that leads to larger anxiety/depression problems, depersonalization, thoughts of suicide, social withdrawal, self harm, etc.
Fallon: Where were you last night? We missed you at the party.
Skylar: Sorry. I had a serious bout of dysphoria and couldn't bring myself to go.
Fallon: Oh, I understand. You didn't miss much, anyway.
by kyerowan January 16, 2014
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Genderqueer people are people whose gender is not exclusively male or female. A similar term is nonbinary.

While genderqueer could be an identity of itself, some common genders that fall under the genderqueer umbrella are: agender, bigender, genderfluid, androgyne, ambigender, and neutrois.
Genderqueer is usually seen as falling under the trans umbrella, and some genderqueer people will call themselves trans.
Fallon: You're mtf, right?
Skylar: No, I'm actually genderqueer.
by kyerowan January 16, 2014
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Neuroatypical refers to people whose neurological structure or function doesn't fit what the medical community defines as "normal".

Neuroatypical people could be on the Autism Spectrum, on the schizophrenia spectrum, have bipolar disorder, have ADHD, or other non-neurotypical conditions.

A synonymous term is neurodivergent and an antonym is neurotypical. A group of people whose neuro types are varied is neurodiverse.
All of the above terminology were coined by the Autistic community.
Skylar: You're NT, right?
Fallon: Nope! I have ADHD and schizophrenia.
Skylar: Ah, so you're neuroatypical, not NT, but you ARE allistic.
Fallon: Correct!
by kyerowan February 09, 2014
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A spoonie is someone living with a chronic illness.
It mostly refers to physical chronic illnesses, though it has been known to be a helpful term for those with chronic mental illness as well.

It originates from Christine Miserandino's Spoon Theory story, in which she explains what it's like to live with chronic illness to a friend, and uses a handful of spoons to demonstrate.
For example, daily activities that healthy people tend not to think about take tolls on people with chronic illness. You start the day with a certain number of spoons, and play your day around not running out. Socializing might cost spoons, using the stairs might cost spoons, lifting things might cost spoons, etc.
Skylar: It's a low spoons day today, I don't think I'll go out.
Fallon: You're a spoonie? I didn't know. Well, I hope you feel better tomorrow. Can I do anything for you?
by kyerowan February 09, 2014
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Pansexuality is the attraction to all genders.
This is not to be confused with bisexuality, which is the attraction to any combination of at least two genders (men & women, men & women &enby people, enby people & women, etc).

Pansexuals often identify as pan because it explicitly states all genders, whereas bisexuality could mean a number of things to each individual.
Some people call themselves both pansexual and bisexual.
Skylar: I saw Jenny the other day. I want to be with her so much. Do you think she'd be into me? I'm genderqueer...
Fallon: She's pansexual! She could still be into you.
Skylar: Really?! Yay!
by kyerowan January 14, 2014
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