The second of a two-part series exploring things that people in the US can do to make a change around gender. Responses ranged from the use of terms and language, engaging in advocacy, getting outside of our bubbles, calling out harmful myths, and talking about things that make us uncomfortable.
The second of a two-part series, sharing responses to the question, “What do you think is possible today, given the current conversation around gender, that wasn’t possible a few years ago?” In Part II we hear personal stories about new possibilities that span the gender spectrum. In particular, how differently this upcoming generation approaches gender roles, identity, orientation and expression.
After six months of one-on-one interviews, I’m taking a step back and sharing responses to the question “What do you think is possible in the current conversation about gender that was not possible even a few years ago?” Possibilities Part I explores accountability and awareness in the post #MeToo era. The next episode, Part II, will explore issues related to gender identity, expression, and orientation and the many generational changes underway.
Chris identifies as a hybrid, third-culture kid, and prefers the pronouns he and them. Among other things, Chris talked about the challenges and joys of transitioning, and how it feels to be in between genders. Chris also spoke about the creative potential that can benefit everyone, when people have the space to be who they truly are.
Quinn identifies as queer, non-binary, and a work in progress. Quinn prefers they/them pronouns. Quinn comes from rural Iowa and perceives gender as a culture. Among other things, we discussed non-binary gender identity and the meaning of they/them pronouns.