Beyond the Gender Binary

Pocket Change Collective

Alok Vaid-Menon with Ashley Lukashevsky (Illustrator)

nonfiction gender lgbtqia+ young adult
informative reflective fast-paced

64 pages | first published 2020

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.

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informative 97%
reflective 61%
inspiring 58%
hopeful 38%
emotional 27%
challenging 23%
funny 5%
lighthearted 5%
sad 3%
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