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Nonbinary Well-Being



“Nonbinary” is a label that attempts to express a broadening perception of gender in a culture that historically has only accepted two gender options: male and female. It can be used to mean being a gender that is both male and female to some degree, or it can be used to represent a completely different gender that is neither male nor female (whereas agender refers to having no gender at all). While gaining more recognition, nonbinary individuals still face daily misunderstandings and invalidations from those who still expect someone’s gender expression to match a cultural preconception: in the case of nonbinary people, usually that they are androgynous or have a visually identifiable balance of traditional masculine and feminine traits. It is impossible to tell someone’s gender by the way they look, speak, or act: many nonbinary people look and express themselves in ways that are traditionally masculine or feminine.

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Coming Out as Nonbinary, Genderqueer, or Gender Non-Conforming | Lifehacker

Individuals who identify as gender nonbinary offer advice for what people should know about the coming out and discovery process.

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Beyond the Gender Binary

Pocket Change Collective is a series of small books with big ideas from today’s leading activists and artists. In this installment, Beyond the Gender Binary, Alok Vaid-Menon challenges the world to see gender not in black and white, but in full color.

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I'm Pregnant, But I'm Not a Woman

Identifying as pansexual, agender, nonbinary, and trans masculine was never complicated for Rory Mickelson, at least until they got pregnant.

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Trans-forming Our Thoughts on Gender | Katina Sawyer | TEDxVillanovaU

Gender is the primary organizing category that individuals utilize in society today. However, because of the prevalence of normative masculine and feminine gender expression, these expression have become problematically linked with biological narratives.

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The ABC’s of LGBT+ (Gender Identity Book for Teens)

The ABC’s of LGBT+ is a #1 Bestselling LGBT book and is essential reading for questioning teens, teachers or parents looking for advice, or anyone who wants to learn how to talk about gender identity and sexual identity.

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Life as a Transgendered Norm Breaker | Charlie Bech-Jansen | TEDxSSE

Charlie Bech-Jansen is a Swedish non-binary transgender person currently living in Stockholm and studying at SSE. Since they were young, Charlie has had a great interest in literature, and enjoys writing as a form of self-expression.

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The Conscious Parent’s Guide to Gender Identity: A Mindful Approach to Embracing Your Child’s Authentic Self

Conscious parenting means being present with your children and taking the time to understand their point of view, especially when it comes to supporting their exploration of gender identity. Using this mindful method, you can support and guide your children as they discover their authentic selves.

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Gender: Your Guide—A Gender-Friendly Primer on What to Know, What to Say, and What to Do in the New Gender Culture

The days of two genders—male, female; boy, girl; blue, pink—are over, if they ever existed at all. Gender is now a global conversation, and one that is constantly evolving.

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Queer People 16–65 Talk About Identity | Cut

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Gender Queer: A Memoir

In 2014, Maia Kobabe, who uses e/em/eir pronouns, thought that a comic of reading statistics would be the last autobiographical comic e would ever write. At the time, it was the only thing e felt comfortable with strangers knowing about em. Now, Gender Queer is here.

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