Nonbinary : memoirs of gender and identity
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What happens when your gender doesn't fit neatly into the categories of male or female? Even mundane interactions like filling out a form or using a public bathroom can be a struggle when these designations prove inadequate. In this groundbreaking book, thirty authors highlight how our experiences are shaped by a deeply entrenched gender binary. The powerful first-person narratives of this collection show us a world where gender exists along a spectrum, a web, a multidimensional space. Nuanced storytellers break away from mainstream portrayals of gender diversity, cutting across lines of age, race, ethnicity, ability, class, religion, family, and relationships. From Suzi, who wonders whether she'll ever "feel" like a woman after living fifty years as a man, to Aubri, who grew up in a cash-strapped fundamentalist household, to Sand, who must reconcile the dual roles of trans advocate and therapist, the writers' conceptions of gender are inextricably intertwined with broader systemic issues. Labeled gender outlaws, gender rebels, genderqueer, or simply human, the voices in Nonbinary illustrate what life could be if we allowed the rigid categories of "man" and "woman" to loosen and bend. They speak to everyone who has questioned gender or has paused to wonder, What does it mean to be a man or a woman--and why do we care so much?

Item Details
Gender identity.
Gender nonconformity.
Gender-nonconforming people.
Sexual minorities -- Identity.
Other Authors:
Duane, A. Scott, editor.
Rajunov, Micah, editor.
xxxiv, 250 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Includes bibliographical references.
Foreword: From genderqueer to nonbinary to ... / Riki Wilchins
Introduction / Micah Rajunov and Scott Duane
Part 1. What is gender?
War smoke catharsis / Alex Stitt
Deconstructing my self / Levi S. Govoni
Coatlicue / féi hernandez
Namesake / michal "mj" jones
My genderqueer backpack / Melissa L. Welter
Scrimshaw / Rae Theodore
Part 2. Visibility : standing up and standing out
Being genderqueer before it was a thing / Genny Beemyn
Token act / Sand C. Chang
Hypervisible / Haven Wilvich
Making waves in an unforgiving maze / Kameron Ackerman
Life threats / Jeffrey Marsh
Just genderqueer, not a threat / Jace Valcore
Part 3. Community : creating a place for the rest of us
What am I? / CK Combs
Questions of faith / Jaye Ware
Coming out as your nibling : what happened when I told everyone I know that I'm genderqueer / Sinclair Sexsmith
Purple nail polish / Jamie Price
Uncharted path : parenting my agender teen / Abigail
The name remains the same / Katy Koonce
Part 4. Trans enough : representation and differentiation
Lowercase Q / Cal Sparrow
Not content on the sidelines / Suzi Chase
You see me / Brian Jay Eley
Clothes make the gender/queer / Aubri Drake
The flight of the magpie / Adam "PicaPica" Stevenson
An outsider in my landscape / s.e. smith
Part 5. Redefining dualities : paradoxes and possibilities of gender
Not-two / Avery Erickson
Kitchen sink gender / Nino Cipri
What growing up punk taught me about being gender nonconforming / Christopher Soto
Rock a bye binary / Jules De La Cruz
To gender and back / Kory Martin-Damon
Rethinking non/binary / Eli Erlick.
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