She has done what she can to blur gender lines, including changing her first name to Jam (her stage name is Planningtorock). She has made an album in which she claims that sex distinctions are untrue:
Rostron’s lyrics blaze with her new found confidence; on “Human Drama” she sings of gender being “just a lie”
She prefers, as far as possible, to be ambiguous in her gender:
Rostron continues to use vocal effects to de-genderise her voice – it can be hard to tell if you’re listening to a man or a woman.
She explains her decision to hide her sex in this way in terms of wanting to be self-defining:
playing around with gender alongside communicating what I feel is the emotions within the songs. Because I am really interested in expanding upon the limits that we live in – how we are defined – and it is an experiment.
It's that liberal idea that predetermined qualities that we don't get to choose, like our sex or our ethnicity, are impediments to a creative freedom to self-define who we are.
This makes her think of her womanhood as a limit on self to be liberated from, rather than a profound dimension of self and identity to be experienced and fulfilled.