Why do people fear and hate when a biological man or woman dresses in the ‘wrong’ corresponding clothing designed for us? I can’t tell you how many people have ridiculed me throughout my life, sometimes screaming at me. Telling me what to wear, questioning my sexuality, insulting my appearance. What caused this intolerance? Insecurity, fear, ignorance?
Utilizing fashion photography research, this spectrum exhibits the power clothing has in shaping a person’s perceived identity to question our deeply-rooted societal beliefs of gender identity and how it influences our choices and expectations.
Sometimes, I start to feel a little alone in my experience, I really appreciate the stories and celebrations from non-binary/queer-centric news source: Them.