Alex's Answer

I feel comfortable presenting as more masculine around my friends

Your Question

All of my friends are boys and I feel that recently I feel more comfortable presenting as a little more masculine around them 


Hi there,  

Thank you for reaching out to Ask Alex! 

You have said that all of your friends are boys and that you feel recently you feel more comfortable presenting as a little more masculine around them. It sounds like you feel like you can be comfortable around your friends and that is great. If you feel at ease presenting a little more masculine with them that is okay too. You have the right to feel safe and supported, and it sounds like your friends allow for a space for you to feel safe and comfortable in.

It is really important that you feel comfortable in yourself, and you allow yourself time to explore and understand who you are, you may find some of some articles from our website helpful: If you want more understanding and information about gender identity you can find some more information here 

If you would like to talk further about how you are feeling, you can always talk to someone from Childline. You can contact through our freephone service by calling 1800 66 66 66 or by web chat that you access through the website at 

Take care of yourself,  


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