What Content To Expect From The Finished Anthology
So I thought it was about time to give you some idea of exactly what's going to be included here. The aim was to give nonbinary people a voice on all aspects of our lives.
First, the essays...
Essay writers were given the following topics to choose from when writing about their identities as a rough guideline of what would be suitable:
➼ An introduction welcoming everyone to the book and then explaining the basics (what nonbinary means, other terms etc.)
➼ Labels, Pronouns and Identity
➢anything where people want to explain their specific ID or pronouns etc.
➢stuff about gender presentation
➢essays on intersectionality (race, neurodiversity, disability, sexuality etc.)
➼ Issues We Face Today
essays on transphobia, misgendering etc.
➢issues like navigating healthcare, third gender markers on passports
➢about how our bodies are fetishized and othered
➼ Coming Out and Transition
➢how to come out
➢indivdual coming out stories
➢what transition can look for a nonbinary person
➼ Sex And Relationships
➢what sex can look like for nonbinary folks
➢how to navigate relationships as a nonbinary person
➢how to manage dating as a nonbinary person
➼ In The Media
➢how tiring the constant debate is
➢how seeing ourselves can help us come to terms with our own identity
➼ The Wonderful Life Of An Enby
➢ all the good stuff about life outside the gender binary
➢smashing gender roles and all that
Then, poetry and art!
In between those essays will be poems and art also all by nonbinary people exploring the themes of "gender" "gender identity" and "gender presentation." Those themes are left as ambiguous as much as possible because I want to see each individual's interpreation - but hopefully over the next couple of weeks I will be showcasing some amazing examples for you!