[Image: Two pastel yellow color blocks stacked vertically, each with black text. The text on the first block reads “Some people figure out their gender identity at an early age. This is normal”. The text on the second block reads “Some people figure out their gender identity at a later age. This is also normal”.]
it’s a myth that everyone knows their gender identity from early childhood. for as many people who do know from that early on there are just as many who don’t figure it out (or even start questioning) until much later. everyone is different and it’s important to remember that the only timeline you’re on is your own. your gender identity isn’t any less valid because you didn’t figure it out in the same way or on the same time table as someone else.
[Caption: 7 stacked black and white gifs with text overlay from Seasons 1 and 2A of Shadowhunters, of the show’s main characters.
1. Magnus in 2x08. He’s in his apartment’s rooftop, using his magic to get rid of Iris’s spell. 2. Isabelle in 1x08. She’s in her lab, looking into a microscope. 3. Alec in 2x10. He’s looking around the room, while on the phone with Jace. 4. Clary in 2x06. She’s drawing the unknown rune in the palm of her hand. 5. Luke in 1x13. He’s inside the Jade Wolf. He’s staring ahead, his eyes glowing. 6. Jace in 1x05. He’s in the Institute, training with a seraph blade. 7. Simon in 2x10. He’s inside the Institute, the sunlight coming through the window illuminating his face. He closes his eyes, looking content.
The text reads: “High Warlock of Brooklyn / Best Forensic Pathologist in NY / Acting Head of the NY Institute / Runemaker / Leader of the NY Werewolf Pack / Best Warrior / Daylighter”.]