1 online resource (xxxiv, 250 pages) : illustrations
Includes bibliographical references and index
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?
Frontmatter -- Contents -- Foreword: From Genderqueer to Nonbinary to . . . / Wilchins, Riki -- Introduction / Rajunov, Micah / Duane, Scott -- PART ONE. What Is Gender? -- Chapter One. War Smoke Catharsis / Stitt, Alex -- Chapter Two. Deconstructing My Self / Govoni, Levi S. -- Chapter Three. Coatlicue / Hernandez, Féi -- Chapter Four. Namesake / Jones, Michal -- Chapter Five. My Genderqueer Backpack / Welter, Melissa L. -- Chapter Six. Scrimshaw / Theodore, Rae -- PART TWO. Visibility: Standing Up and Standing Out -- Chapter Seven. Being Genderqueer Before It Was a Thing / Beemyn, Genny -- Chapter Eight. Token Act / Chang, Sand C. -- Chapter Nine. Hypervisible / Wilvich, Haven -- Chapter Ten. Making Waves in an Unforgiving Maze / Ackerman, Kameron -- Chapter Eleven. Life Threats / Marsh, Jeffrey -- Chapter Twelve. Just Genderqueer, Not a Threat / Valcore, Jace -- PART THREE. Community: Creating a Place for the Rest of Us -- Chapter Thirteen. What Am I? / Combs, Ck -- Chapter Fourteen. Questions of Faith / Ware, Jaye -- Chapter Fifteen. Coming Out as Your Nibling: What Happened When I Told Everyone I Know That I'm Genderqueer / Sexsmith, Sinclair -- Chapter Sixteen. Purple Nail Polish / Price, Jamie -- Chapter Seventeen. Uncharted Path: Parenting My Agender Teen / Abigail -- Chapter Eighteen. The Name Remains the Same / Koonce, Katy -- PART FOUR. Trans Enough: Representation and Differentiation -- Chapter Nineteen. Lowercase Q / Sparrow, Cal -- Chapter Twenty. Not Content on the Sidelines / Chase, Suzi -- Chapter Twenty-One. You See Me Brian / Eley, Jay -- Chapter Twenty-Two. Clothes Make the Gender/Queer / Drake, Aubri -- Chapter Twenty-Three. The Flight of the Magpie / Stevenson, Adam -- Chapter Twenty-Four. An Outsider in My Own Landscape / Smith, S. E. -- PART FIVE. Redefining Dualities: Paradoxes and Possibilities of Gender -- Chapter Twenty-Five. Not- Two / Erickson, Avery -- Chapter Twenty-Six. Kitchen Sink Gender / Nino, Cipri -- Chapter Twenty-Seven. What Growing Up Punk Taught Me About Being Gender Nonconforming / Soto, Christopher -- Chapter Twenty-Eight. Rock a Bye Binary / De La Cruz, Jules -- Chapter Twenty-Nine. To Gender and Back / Kory, Martin- Damon -- Chapter Thirty. Rethinking Non/Binary / Erlick, Eli -- Acknowledgments -- Further Reading -- Contributors
Description based on print version record
Print version: Nonbinary. New York : Columbia University Press,  9780231185332 (DLC) 2018033719 (OCoLC)1047527772
9780231546102 (electronic book)
0231546106 (electronic book)
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