The Age of Flow

I’m glad to be alive to see the growing awareness of identity fluidity in all its wonderful ambiguities and manifestations. Socially, politically, biologically the swath is widening, is more inclusive.

My parents always instilled in us kiddos the understanding the world is what you make it, yes, but in conjunction with others. It takes all kinds. Go with the flow then, or as Jennifer Warnes sings —

Ain’t no miracle being born
people doin’ it everyday
aint no miracle growin’ old
people just roll that way

So it goes like it goes
and the river flows
and time it rolls right on
and maybe what’s good
gets a little bit better
and maybe what’s bad gets gone

Bless the child of the workin’ man
she knows too soon who she is
and bless the hands of a workin’ man
he knows his soul is his

So it goes like it goes
and the river flows
and time it rolls right on
and maybe whats good
gets a little bit better
and maybe what’s bad gets gone

Yeah it goes like it goes
like the river flows
and time keeps rollin’ on
and maybe what’s good
gets a little bit better
and maybe what’s bad gets gone

News this week brings to the pages of newspapers a famous model’s identity as “intersex.” Intersex individuals are born with sex characteristics such as genitals or chromosomes that do not fit the typical definitions of male or female.

“It turns out,” writes Robert Fuller, “that what people need and want is not to dominate others, but to be recognized by them.”

Source: What does it mean to be intersex?