Beyond the Gender Binary (Unabridged)
Winner of the 2021 In The Margins Award
"When reading this book, all I feel is kindness."-- Sam Smith, Grammy and Oscar award-winning singer and songwriter
"Thank God we have Alok. And I'm learning a thing or two myself."--Billy Porter, Emmy award-winning actor, singer, and Broadway theater performer
"Beyond the Gender Binary will give readers everywhere the feeling that anything is possible within themselves"--Princess Nokia, musician and co-founder of the Smart Girl Club
"A fierce, penetrating, and empowering call for change."-- Kirkus Reviews, starred review
"An affirming, thoughtful read for all ages." -- School Library Journal, starred review
In Beyond the Gender Binary, poet, artist, and LGBTQIA+ rights advocate Alok Vaid-Menon deconstructs, demystifies, and reimagines 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. Taking from their own experiences as a gender-nonconforming artist, they show us that gender is a malleable and creative form of expression. The only limit is your imagination.
You are fab, you are inspiration
What an amazing analyst you are. Great book. I felt totally identified with you and the world we live in. We have to work hard to be respected not tolerated. Thank you for being such an inspiration for this and the new generation.
Should be Required Reading
“What part of yourself did you have to destroy in order to survive in this world?"
In Beyond the Gender Binary, Alok Vaid-Menon shares personal experiences they have had over their lifetime to break down misconceptions people have about non-gender conforming people and highlight that the only limit to gender expression is a person’s own imagination.
I highly recommend everyone read Beyond the Gender Binary!