#Nonbinaryisntwhite

The nonbinary pride flag has four horizontal color bands. On top is yellow, followed by white, then purple, then black.
The non-binary pride flag

The hashtag #nonbinaryisntwhite has recently popped into my Twitter feed, and I wanted to share it with you. The stereotypical non-binary person is white, thin, androgynous, and able-bodied: basically someone who looks like me. This erases the existence of so many non-binary people. Especially because I fit into this stereotype, I find it essential to show my readers that this is not the only way to be/look non-binary.

Gender as a concept is so much more than what most of us are taught: pink is for girls and blue is for boys, etc. Gender identity is a highly personal, and internal, characteristic that doesn’t necessarily align with gender expression. The story here is to not assume. I hope that by highlighting some of the Tweets from this hashtag all of us will be a little more mindful of when we may be excluding people, not just in the non-binary community, but also more generally.

Below is just a small sample of the many posts from this hashtag. Search for #nonbinaryisntwhite on social media to see more. Also if you have Twitter, follow these cuties, support them (some have venmo in their bio), love them!

You can follow Alix on Instagram and Twitter @_transing_.
Click the links to donate to
Trans Lifeline and/or Ingersoll Gender Center.

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white, trans/agender, femme often disguised as masc, NW-based. exploring gender beyond traditional narratives. patreon.com/alixperrywriting

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white, trans/agender, femme often disguised as masc, NW-based. exploring gender beyond traditional narratives. patreon.com/alixperrywriting

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