As One: assigning gender

While writing postcards, Hannah after realizes that her handwriting is uniquely her own, not like a girl or a boy.


Anonymous: I think that people assigning gender to a product just doesn’t make sense. If I wear something then why can’t it be a girl’s shirt? I identify as female and I like it – that makes it a girl’s thing. It’s just that people get so touchy about these sorts of things. You see it in stores where a little boy says, “I want that pink thing,” and their mothers are convinced if they buy their son a Barbie or something they’ll just stop being male. It’s this really weird cultural attachment that doesn’t make a lot of sense.

Jax: I wear what I want to wear. I don’t really care what [people] think to a degree, I just don’t buy or wear certain things because I don’t want to hear all the flack.

Anonymous: [People] have said to me, “I don’t have a problem with you being gay, I just have a problem with the way you dress.”

Kara: Where I work, we do embroidery and this lady came in today to have her son’s and daughter’s names embroidered on their towels. She was picking out the font to use and said, “Oh, I really like this font but I can’t use that because it’s too girly to go on the boy towel.” It took me by surprise a little bit, and that’s not the first time it’s happened. A lot of people like to put gender stereotypes on different fonts.

Anonymous: A lot of the reason humans just put labels is because we’re afraid of the unknown. Imagine just going to this new world and not knowing what anything is. You’re just afraid. This person isn’t normal; what could they do, what could they affect in my life?