English Diary ノンバイナリーの子を持つこと 20220414 #2-63


Hello everyone, welcome to Nomadonomado. This is an English Diary for the 14th of April, 2022. I’m in England and the time is now about 8 o’clock in England.


Today, I’d like to talk about nonbinary. I am not a specialist about (文法的間違い、正しくはin) LGBTQ or gender equality, but this is the thing that was sitting in my head during the weekend, so I would like to talk about it today.


Before that, I’d like to talk about yesterday a little bit. Yesterday, we came back to New Milton from Cambridge, and in the morning my husband helped his brother with some work. Actually, there was a bird’s nest on the roof of his house and my husband helped him remove it because the birds could damage his garden.

My brother in law likes gardening, and he is preparing lots of plants, lots of vegetables to transplant to his garden. So he said that he wanted to remove the nest before he transplants everything to his garden, to the ground.



And after that, we had… we did… how do you call? … antigen rapid tests for coronavirus and luckily, we all tested negative. So we came back to New Milton where my mother in law lives.


Ok, so I said I’d like to talk about nonbinary today because I keep thinking about the conversation we had with our friends in Norwich.

It was the first time for me to meet them and they are a couple and both of them are already retired.

And when the wife explained about them, she said; we have two children. One of them, whom they used to call Tina is a nonbinary and now is called Till. And then, another one is a daughter, whose name is Jane.

Let me explain about nonbinary first.

According to the dictionary, … Sorry it was a train passing by.

Nonbinary is a term that describes someone who does not identify exclusively as a man or a woman. Instead, a nonbinary person may define their gender identity and experience outside of these binary terms.

So I think I could say that nonbinary people think of themselves as not men or women.





I imagine Having a nonbinary child is not straightforward.

They said that it’s difficult to explain or difficult just to talk about the kid with someone else because of the English terms, she he or they.


So for them, it’s not always straightforward talking about the kid with somebody else.

As one of their kids is a nonbinary, they don’t use the words he or she when they talk about Till with somebody. They use the word “they” instead. But people are often confused with the word “they” when they are talking about a single person, not plural.



Sorry, I was wating the train passing by agein.

Another time, people ask Jane, the second kid, a dauther, peopel ask her if she has a brother after seeing two kids together. Jane says “No”, so people ask, again, her if she has a sister, and she says “no”, and then, people just get puzzled.



For me it was an interesting conversation, “interesting” may not be the right word though. Anyway, I felt their love towards the kids. When they were talking about kids, they looked always happy and smily, and I’m sure that they are very proud of their kids and that they are just hoping for the children’s happiness no matter what kind of gender they identify as.



Alright, that’s all for today. Thank you for listening as usual. I hope you enjoyed this episode.


I will be back to you soon. Until then goodbye!

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