Gender Identity: How Colonialism Killed My Culture’s Gender Fluidity

1. Reflection Questions

Whose stories are centered in this video? 

Why is centering these stories important? 

2. Take Action

Dig Deeper. Several cultures throughout the world have a history of recognizing and celebrating more than two genders in their societies and communities. But in the US the experiences of gender diverse people are often hidden or pushed aside. Taking time to learn more about the stories of folks in these communities can teach you a lot about how to support an environment where folks from multiple gender identities are valued and celebrated. To learn from more about gender diversity check out resources from Trans Student Educational Resources, a youth led organization dedicated to transforming schools and educational communities for trans and gender non-conforming students. 

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3. Healing + Resilience

Expression through Art. Art is a powerful form of self-expression that can help to release pent up stress, emotions, or energy. It’s also an incredible vehicle for activism and community connection! A Window Between Worlds is a Los Angeles based non-profit organization that believes in art transforming trauma and offers self-led workshops and resources to engage in the creative process. Find out more about how you can be a part of their Transforming Trauma workshops by following this link: A Window Between Worlds: Transforming Trauma Workshops.

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