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Gender Identity & self expression

Below are the best resources we could find on Gender Identity and self expression.

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Understanding the Complexities of Gender: Sam Killermann at TEDxUofIChicago

Sam Killermann is a comedian and social justice advocate, and the guy behind It’s Pronounced Metrosexual, a one-man comedy show and blog about snap judgments, identity, and oppression (but in a totally funny way).

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Beyond They/Them: What Are Neopronouns?

Xe/xem, ze/zir, and fae/faer are catching on as alternatives for transgender and nonbinary people

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Roxane Gay: Confessions of a Bad Feminist

When writer Roxane Gay dubbed herself a “bad feminist,” she was making a joke, acknowledging that she couldn’t possibly live up to the demands for perfection of the feminist movement. But she’s realized that the joke rang hollow.

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Why the “Born This Way” Argument Doesn’t Advance LGBT Equality | Dr. Lisa Diamond | TEDxSaltLakeCity

Lady Gaga has said it. The Pope has said it. But are people really born gay? Lisa Diamond, a professor of psychology and gender studies, deconstructs the “born this way” argument and shows why it doesn’t advance LGBT equality.

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In Their Shoes: Navigating Non-Binary Life

“There is no one way to be non-binary, and that’s truthfully one of the best things about it. It’s an identity that is yours to shape.

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‘Perhaps Life Would Be Easier if I Shaved, But Why?’

When I told my family I was trans, one of their initial reactions was, “But you’re so hairy! It’s going to be so difficult to remove all your hair to be a woman, so you should just give up.” They were zeroing in on my body hair as the barrier for me to be seen as feminine.

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Gender Diversity & Identity in Queertopia—VPRO Documentary

What means gender diversity and gender identity nowadays? And what does gender diversity include? What if you are born with a body that does not meet society’s typical idea of ‘man’ or ‘woman’? Gender diversity has become more and more important and discussed.

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The Gender Creative Child: Pathways for Nurturing and Supporting Children Who Live Outside Gender Boxes

In her groundbreaking first book, Gender Born, Gender Made, Dr. Diane Ehrensaft coined the term “gender creative” to describe children whose unique gender expression or sense of identity is not defined by a checkbox on their birth certificate.

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The Lady with a Beard: ‘If You’ve Got it, Rock it!’

At 25, Harnaam Kaur holds the world record as the youngest woman to have a full beard. For years, she was bullied. Now she’s an Instagram star.

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Queer People 16–65 Talk About Identity | Cut

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