“It’s okay to live your truth exactly how it looks.” From an early age, this author didn’t feel right trying to fit the binary of “man” or “woman.” This is a moving story of connecting with identity outside of society’s norms.
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Do you have a specific idea about what being non-binary “looks” like? Making assumptions about what it means to exist outside the gender binary of man and woman is harmful – and here’s how.
“Isn’t that something Tumblr made up?” Some people are just rude about non-binary genders, but even some would-be allies tend to say these things.
Two genders don’t cover all the ways of existing. So if gender doesn’t mean what we’re taught it means, what does that say about gender-based sexualities? This author shares their discoveries on gender and sexuality.
Coming out as non-binary comes with a host of challenges. But it is possible to come out, and these tips can help.
Non-binary kids are kids who feel that they are multiple genders, none, or some mixture thereof. As a former non-binary kid myself, this author has some thoughts about how best to parent non-binary kids. Because knowledge is power – and knowing how to wade through your child’s non-binary identity can help you be a better parent and your child be their authentic self!
In the fall of 2013, Sasha Fleischman was set on fire on a public bus because they wore a skirt with a men’s shirt. San Francisco Magazine asked photographer Chloe Aftel to shoot a portrait of individuals who refuse to define themselves as strictly male or female. Aftel explains, “The collection is an exploration of what this movement looks like and what it means.”
It’s true that gender is a complex idea that means something different to every person. But this doesn’t give us much of an idea about how queer genders are experienced by people. It’s in every feminist’s best interest to listen and pay attention to trans people, so let’s explore some common ways gender is experienced by people in the trans community.
Non-binary people should never have to prove or alter ourselves to be worthy of care, compassion and the right to make our own decisions about our bodies.
“My dysphoria fluctuates almost hourly. I can feel fine, look in a mirror, not like what I see, and my day is ruined.”
Ever wondered how someone can be a man or a woman AND non-binary? Riley J. Dennis has a great explanation.
How can you be sure that there are more than two genders? Here’s your proof of non-binary genders, which Riley J. Dennis has broken down into three practical steps.
Are they/them pronouns really “gender neutral” for someone who’s always been read as a fat, Black woman? These are important layers for the conversation on gender identity.
Only you have the answers to figuring out your gender identity – but it’s hard to feel like there’s no template to follow if your gender is non-binary. Here’s the next best thing: a fantastic guide to figuring out your gender.
“They’re not used to seeing people like us here.” Can you relate to this feeling?
Got questions about what it means to transition if you don’t identify as a woman or a man? The truth behind these common myths will give you some answers.