Nebula was formerly a woman who felt their true self was in fact a man and decided to transition into a male, re-naming themselves Jareth.
By their late 20’s they decided to transition and they began hormone replacement treatment and also had their breasts removed. However, after the transition, Nebula still did not feel they were in the right body and something else had to change.
From this, they discovered they did not identify as either female or male, therefore identifying themselves as agender and “otherworldly”.
Nebula spoke of this with the Daily Mail, saying:
“After coming out as transgender and believing I had finally found myself, I realised I was wrong. I wasn’t male or female, or even human. I don’t think or feel like humans. I can’t really explain it to others – I’m simply otherworldly. I didn’t feel comfortable as either gender or even anything in between. I know I’m stuck in a human form and that’s how I’m perceived by others, but to me, I’m an alien with no gender.”
Although Jareth does not identify as a gender, they do not mind being referred to as ‘he’ or ‘him’. However, they would like to be noticed as an ‘alien’ because this is how they feel inside.
Speaking about aliens, Jareth said:
“I’d always been obsessed with aliens, too, and what it means to be extra-terrestrial, so the idea of being an agender alien fit perfectly as an identity for me.”
Jareth also revealed that they have a condition called EDS (Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome), which is a rare condition that affects connective tissues. These connective tissues support ligaments, skin, blood vessels, internal organs, tendons and bones. Because of this condition, Jareth had extra stretchy skin and also an extended range of mobility, meaning they can disconnect their joints leaving them in a lot of pain.
I think the best way to capture EDS is by thinking of one of those Stretch Armstrong dolls – which ironically looks like Donald Trump if he went to the gym? However, doctors prescribe Nebula medical marijuana in order to ease the pain, so it’s not all bad, eh?
Jareth spoke on the matter:
“I get to a chiropractor once every two weeks and see a physical therapist once a week, as well as smoking medicinal marijuana for the pain – but there is currently no cure for EDS.”
Despite being comfortable in their own skin and body, there are others who don’t quite understand what Jareth has become and they don’t socially agree with it:
“My family still see me as a trans man, because they don’t understand what agender or alien really means. I have online friends who support me, but offline is harder. Not everyone understands but that’s okay. I don’t expect them to get it, I only want acceptance.” Jareth said.
Jareth also gets abuse online from many people (bitches) because of how they look and what they identify as. This doesn’t get Jareth down though as they are happy with who they are and are finally able to feel comfortable in their skin. You go, Jareth!
They are now raising awareness for people who feel the same and would too like to identify as “otherworldly”.
Personally I’d like to get on board for the sake of the makeup because they are working some serious colours!
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