You may already have heard of them: Jareth Nebula is a headshop assistant in the state of New York who identifies as two things, among others: agenderflux and alien.
And even though we’re currently in the finishing stages of 2020 (thank God, by the way), according to their admission, they “have a small tightknit community that supports (their) true identity nowadays,” with emphasis on ‘small.’
For many, even for many of those who in the past supported the affirmation of their identity as a man, their identification as an alien seems to be a bone too hard to chew.
Who is, really, Jareth Nebula, and what do they have to say about being them? What does it mean to be agenderflux? What does it mean to be an alien?
To answer these questions, we did what should be the ordinary course of action: we talked to them.
Hop along as we review ten first-hand facts about them and life as an agenderflux alien in the state of New York.
10 The Word Alien Is An Indicator
Jareth is not crazy: they know (‘they,’ ‘them’ and ‘theirs’ are their preferred pronouns) that they were born on planet Earth. Jareth does not believe that they come from beyond the stars and are not expecting any mothership to come to rescue them.
Being an alien is just the metaphorical way Jareth has to express its disconformity with the common human understanding of gender. According to Jareth:
“It has to do with my disabilities making me feel like I am in a body not made correctly. It has to do with being an outsider during childhood and adolescence. It has to do with the fact that even in the transgender community, I am treated differently. Like I don’t belong.”
9 They Suffer From Enhlers-Danlos Syndrome
A medical condition that, among other things, produces hyperelastic skin and an extreme capacity for moving or twisting your joints, Enhlers-Danlos Syndrome (or EDS) has also meant something else for Jareth: chronic pain, which they treat with weekly visits to the chiropractor, a physical therapist and medicinal cannabis.
Still, this means that Jareth is always, to some degree, experiencing physical discomfort with being in their body.