Beyond the Gender Binary

Beyond the Gender Binary

Pocket Change Collective was born out of a need for space. Space to think. Space to connect. Space to be yourself. And this is your invitation to join us.

In Beyond the Gender Binary, poet, artist, and LGBTQIA+ rights activist 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, spoken word poet 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.

Title:Beyond the Gender Binary
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780593094655
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    Beyond the Gender Binary Reviews

  • Shruti

    "The best way to eliminate a group is to demonize them, such that their disappearance is seen as an act of justice, not discrimination." Wow. Alok Vaid-Menon, you legend. I absolutely love ALOK. I fou...

  • l.

    1. It would be absurd to define racism as “a system of power which exists to create conflict and division, not to celebrate creativity and diversity”, right? One’s immediate response would be, w...

  • Lata

    A short read, with a wonderful deconstruction of gender expectations in Western society. Alok Vaid-Menon explores the gender preconceptions and expectations that we’re surrounded by, and how these a...

  • Siobhn

    "I learned about gender through shame." (19)I think we can all agree with this statement. In this really really short pocket guide, Alok both takes us through their childhood as well as the realisatio...

  • Bek MoonyReadsByStarlight

    This short and sweet book not only tackles myths and misconceptions about trans people and the trans experience, but the experience that Alok shares highlights both the brutality that is forced on tra...

  • Claudia

    As the mom of a non-binary child this book answered so many questions I still had. It's so good....

  • Lisen

    So smart, so insightful. Please please read....

  • Kim

    Review of advanced reader copy (ARC.)As with everything Vaid-Menon writes, this is accessible and compelling.I was surprised, though, that resources were used to make this little pocket book that push...

  • Molly Hanson

    Buy this this book. Read it. Break the binary. Ask folx about their preferred pronouns. Share it with your friends and family. Expand your mind. Support LGBTQIA+ youth. #pride...

  • Lydia

    I listened to this in one go, on audiobook, and already want to reread it. I love and adore Alok's instagram account, and their words so so much. I loved their personal anecdotes, their stories of gro...