All your points are well taken. Everybody should be whatever they want, whenever they want, especially in a program like TGH. I hope I haven’t come across hypocritical; mostly I do what I want to do, and what I know how to do.
There is no symbology that truly conveys who we are, to include a picture of our real self’s image or our birth name. Our fabricated names and imagery only whisper one tiny piece of our essence. An observer as likely be misdirected by such, or be looking at a hint of the author’s true self.
Gen, I love your picture; like many of us: “I was just drawn that way”.