Question: Snapshot: Kicking Gender Binary to the Curb

Katy M. asks…

Hi, I’m Katy, and I’m working on a research paper for my AP Lit class. My topic is Gender Identities and Kicking the Gender Binary to the curb. I’d like to ask a favor of all of you.

One of the requirements for my paper is that I create something (it can be visual), but it must be tangible and applicable to my paper. I was thinking of something along the lines of a photo album. In the photo album, there would be photos of all different people, everyone (those who identify as genderqueer, transgender, anyone). Ideally, I would love to have headshots of everyone (in color). I’d like to promote diversity.

Once I compile these photos of all my willing participants, I would either donate the book to or to a noble organization willing to accept it. I know this is quite the request to make, but it would be greatly appreciated if I could capture the beauty outside of the gender binary. please e-mail me or contact me on facebook if you are interested in assisting me with my research. I am really, really psyched about this project and would be so thankful for anyone’s help.Thank you so much!

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Posted by on December 27th, 2010 at 08:00 am

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9 Responses to “Question: Snapshot: Kicking Gender Binary to the Curb”

  1. J.D.

    fantastic idea. Facebook message sent =)


  2. Tamar

    this isn’t a photo of a person, but if you’re interested in other related images, check this out:


  3. noah

    Great idea! I’d love to donate my face, the only problem is that I don’t have a facebook. Email address?


  4. Anonymous

    Got this reply: “I’m pleasantly surprised to see everyone willing to submit photos for my project. I am grateful and honored. Unfortunately, the project I was working was created about a year ago and submitted to Sarah Dopp last June. My finished book was mailed to Sarah’s office, but I’m sure if you’d like to see the finished project, she’d gladly show it to you. Thank you again for your support!”


    Jessica replied:

    It does take some time, sometimes, to get the words onto the blog space… ah well. Glad the project went well. Catch us again next time.


    Samson replied:

    Yeah, I was going to say, “Oh bummer, I got excited about this!” but I’m happy it happened!


  5. Sarah Dopp

    Woops. :) Looks like some lines got crossed in our submissions processing. I do indeed have the book here, and it’s beautiful. Would love to bring it out and show it to you all at events.


    tigr replied:

    Any chance of seeing some photos of the book? :)


    Meike replied:

    Hear, hear!


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