June 20, 2019: I Am Because I Am: The Expansion of Gender Identity
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?