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Gender Isn't A Haircut: How Representation of Nonbinary People of Color Requires More Than White Androgyny

Gender Isn't A Haircut: How Representation of Nonbinary People of Color Requires More Than White Androgyny

Non-binary identities are separate from androgyny in that a non-binary individual defines what their identity means to them; there is no one way to visually present the body in such a way that it can be clearly read as non-binary without explicit proclamation of being so. Due to the elusiveness of a strict definition, non-binary visibility runs the risk of erasure in a broader media landscape dominated by a singular image of androgyny.

Living at the Intersections of Race, Gender, Sexuality, & Disability: Pushing for Visibility

Living at the Intersections of Race, Gender, Sexuality, & Disability: Pushing for Visibility

People of color with disabilities, and Black people in particular, with disabilities are considered subaltern, a broadly subordinate status, when our bodies don’t comply with what is imagined of us. Trans people of all abilities are scrutinized for not exhibiting the characteristics of cisgender bodies. Though our identities aren’t essentially determined by society, many trans disabled POC acknowledge how forces greater than us influence our lives.