What is another word for self-hood?

70 synonyms found


[ sˈɛlfhˈʊd], [ sˈɛlfhˈʊd], [ s_ˈɛ_l_f_h_ˈʊ_d]

How to use "Self-hood" in context?

Self-hood is a feeling of ownership or charge that people experience when they are the center of their own lives. It is a term used most frequently in the context of the LGBTQ+ community, where it can refer to a sense of self-awareness and identity that is rooted in sexual orientation, gender identity, and/or gender expression.

LGBTQ+ people have long been forced to navigate a world that is often hostile and discriminatory, and self-hood can be one of the many protective mechanisms that individuals use to sustain themselves in difficult circumstances.

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