To explore how intersectionality is personal, we (Jacob & Al) decided we would have to get specific, we would have to get personal, and we would have to write about ourselves. Part 3 is a conversation between two people who somehow find themselves asking, "Are we like pies?"
Now that we've talked about what intersectionality is, how can you put this idea into action? We did say that situations will be infinitely varied and unique, buuuut specific examples are useful too.
Our identities and histories can be important and awesome, but they can also be a little difficult to figure out. What happens when your ideas about who you are clash with each other, or when you don’t feel like you fit anywhere at all? Perhaps you think you identify with words like ‘bisexual’ or ‘black/white’ or ‘man/woman’ but nothing feels quite right. Who is the real you? It can sometimes feel like everyone else knows who they are while you’re wearing clothes that don’t quite fit. Amidst that confusion it can be a struggle to navigate relationships with family, friends, and community. Intersectionality is here to help!
At my school many of the girls want to have, or have had, sex. They explain it as if it is an act that declares your love to the world for someone. Someone told me that they would want to lose their virginity before high school and I was a bit shocked when they said that to me. I honestly don't want to have sex until I'm much older and not in high school....
Coming out as trans doesn't have to be scary, as long as you have a little help from your friends.
A guide to finding items to help you express your gender. Part of our Trans Summer School Series.
There are lots of safe and fun ways to explore gender expression while you figure out who you are. So let's have at it!
We've got more genders that you can shake a stick at in Trans Summer School, but what goes with who, where, when, and how?
Gender identity can be complicated, and often people who are questioning aren't comfortable in that space - but it's a totally valid place to be.