Don’t Say Identity Labels Put Me In a Box – It’s More Like a Garden!

“Cis, trans, pan, bi – so many labels! Why do you want to put yourself in a box?”

Have you ever come across this sentiment? Maybe you’ve even said it yourself, or wondered if “identity politics” put limits on our lives.

This comic shares a more liberating point of view. It shows why a box isn’t the best metaphor for identity labels – but a garden? That’s more like it.

It’s fine if you’ve never had to question your identity, but this will help you understand what life is like for people who don’t get much visibility or validation. Some of our gardens thrive with labels that affirm who we are – what helps your garden grow?

With Love,
The Editors at Everyday Feminism


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Alli was a Contributing Comic Artist for Everyday Feminism from 2015 to 2017. They are the creator of the webcomic PunkPuns and the vocalist of the L.A. queer feminist punk band P.I.T. Alli has a degree in English Literature, which is cheerfully wasted in pop literary criticism discourse on Tumblr.