A cisgender person is someone who identifies as they gender/sex they were assigned at birth. For example, your birth certificate says female, and you identify as a female woman.
The colloquial use of cisgender suggests that it is the opposite of transgender. If you’re not trans*, then you’re cis (abbreviated form of cisgender). This is not entirely true, because there are people who transition (eg. take hormones, identify as a different gender than what they were assigned with at birth, surgeries, etc.) who do not identify as trans* or transgender.
Cisgender is an adjective and is sometimes used as “cisgendered.”
- Cisgender folks will never know what it’s like to be trans*.
- Hi, my name is Mary, and I am cisgender. I prefer she/her/hers as pronouns.
-Source: Queer Dictionary.tumblr.com
Hello, guys. It’s been a while since I’ve done some artwork, and I’ve always wanted to do something that was out of the cis*norm. This is a pic of one of my role models, LittleKuriboh. He is in fact, cisgender. For some reason though, I felt compelled to draw him a little differently than what’s expected from cis* boys and men. I’m not sure if he’s ever worn a skirt or not, but I really enjoyed drawing this picture. So please, no harmful or derogatory comments.