Creator of Netflix’s She-Ra and the Princesses of Power announced a name change and updated pronouns. In a heartfelt comic posted on his website, Nate Stevenson, who goes by ND Stevenson professionally, shared an update with fans regarding his gender identity. “Hello!
I have something to tell you! My name is Nate! And my pronouns are he/him!… But I am not (entirely) a boy,” he said. “I’ve chosen a ‘male’ name and ‘male’ pronouns because this is how I want to interact with a world that demands we choose one of two.
But I am not one of two.” Stevenson went on to say that he would be keeping his middle name “Diana” as a way of “paying tribute” to the other side of him. “I may keep it hidden and close to my heart, but I am not ashamed of it.
It is mine and no one else’s. It was important for me to keep my initials,” he continued. “And truthfully, I wanted a name that fit in with my sibling’s names.” The acclaimed artist then gave further insight into why he’s not changing his professional name, ND Stevenson. “I like that it keeps a connection to my past work!