As this year’s Pride Month draws to a close, American cartoonist and animation producer ND Stevenson publicly introduced his new name and pronouns through a webcomic posted on his website.
It’s quite fascinating to re-introduce his name and pronouns in the form of illustrations. As the comic goes on, he describes who he is and what he wants to tell the world, especially his family and supporters, about exploring his identity.
Stevenson re-introduced himself to fans as Nate. In the comic, which he shared on his Twitter, he wrote: “My name is NATE! and my pronouns are he/him!” Stevenson added in the comic that “Nate” had been the name he had been going by for nearly a year, although he’d only been sharing the name with close friends. Despite Stevenson now using he/him as his pronouns, he emphasized gender as a more nuanced line, which he’s been negotiating until now.
And as a result, he has decided to keep his middle name, Diana. He explained that “It’s my way of paying honor to the other half of myself.” Stevenson will keep his professional nickname ND, which will forever be engraved in his heart.
Hello! I have something to tell you!https://t.co/jyGkvZAmTk
— ND Stevenson (@Gingerhazing) June 30, 2022
On Stevenson’s comic website, it is stated that his published works are all about gender, mental health, and getting older, which gives important aspects of his piece. His comics give a vibe of his own personal life and finding the true essence of one’s life.
Stevenson is well-known for his work as showrunner of the popular animated series She-Ra and the Princesses of Power, which is praised for its LGBTQIA+ representation. Aside from She-Ra, fans of Stevenson also know him for his comics and graphic novels, including his comic The Fire Never Goes Out, a graphic memoir on gender and sexuality as themes present both in his personal life and in his work.
With a new fresh start, Stevenson writes, “I am still at the beginning of my journey, and I would like you to come with me,” knowing it would be from his readers and supporters. And if you happen to be an avid reader, you can find his work and his new comic on this site, I’m Fine I’m Fine Just Understand, cause he’s also had a series of successful projects. /TV
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