Masculinity, Gender (Non)Conformity, and Queer Visibility: Warpaint is critical commentary on what gender is, where it comes from, how flexible it is, what this flexibility means, and what gender (non)conformity has to do with sexuality...important lessons about how gender is produced just below the radar of most people most of the time...the extensive work that goes into doing gender in a way that is recognizable by others. Indeed, recognition by others is key to doing gender “correctly.”
Reimagining beauty and self[ie] determination one selfie at a time. This is just a glimpse of the existential defiance so wondrously present in gender non-conformity and gender non-binary folks across the world.
Society as a whole is becoming much more open about trans and LGBT issues and teen/YA lit is definitely leading the way in terms of representing alternative sexualities and gender experiences. But, argues site member Tomboy007, it needs to be more sensitive to those seeking to transcend the gender binary