Alexia DeBono, co-president and co-founder of the new Maltese political party Volt Malta, has said she recently started considering herself to be gender fluid.
“I’ve been feeling it for a few months but I actually put a name to it a few days ago,” DeBono said on the latest episode of The She Word podcast.
“I’m still kind of exploring that but for me, at the moment, because obviously gender is fluid, my feelings towards my gender and fluidity will most likely change. They might stay the change but there’s a chance it can change.”
“For me, when I see myself or when I think in my body – right now I feel like a woman but on other days I feel completely gender neutral.”
“It’s like I kind of forget I’m even a woman. I’m just a human blob. I don’t pay much attention to my breasts or my thighs. I don’t see myself as a woman and I don’t really want to be fully acknowledged as always a woman. I just want to be seen as a human.”
Founded in 2021, Volt Malta is the Maltese branch of Volt Europa, a pan-European progressive movement that has managed to elect politicians to the European Parliament, and the Dutch and Bulgarian parliaments.
It contested the 2022 Maltese general election and obtained 382 votes.
The podcast on women and identity, hosted by Trudy Kerr, also featured beautician Sue Caruana, who stressed on the importance of XX chromosomes when defining who is a woman. Social wellbeing lecturer Maria Pisani countered by warning that the argument biology is destiny has been historically damaging to the feminist movement.
You can watch the full episode here.
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