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Making Contact

I Am Because I Am, explores the expan­sion of gen­der iden­ti­ty and pre­sumed roles in our soci­ety. A look beyond the social­ly con­struct­ed ideas of what is male, female, mas­cu­line or fem­i­nine. Espe­cial­ly con­sid­er­ing Trumps admin­is­tra­tion attempts to rede­fine gen­der to be sole­ly based on a per­sons gen­i­talia at birth. Thus poten­tial­ly threat­en­ing Trans­gen­der, Inter­sex and Non-Bina­ry Identity.

In this show well ask the ques­tions, what does it mean when indi­vid­u­als chal­lenge spe­cif­ic soci­etal expec­ta­tions of gen­der? In the case of inter­sex indi­vid­u­als, how are these ideas of gen­der chal­lenged? In the spec­trum of queer iden­ti­ty” how does one embody mas­culin­i­ty, fem­i­nin­i­ty, or nei­ther? And how are com­mu­ni­ties respond­ing to the poten­tial threat of erasure?