Tag Archive for: Trans Youth

An illustration from Molly Costello (for a Syracuse Cultural Workers poster) features a pink and yellow flower growing out of the ground. The plower has 2 stems that separate at the base of the plant and there are roots underground. Text reads: The Gender Binary Has Its Roots in Colonization.

Intersectional Pride

Intersectionality describes the cross sections of one’s identities – how multiple identities interact and form emergent realities. It looks at bigger systems of oppression such as racism, sexism, homophobia, and asks that we identify where and how they interact with each other. What does it do when you add to the identifiers of race and gender the identity of a young person, who has fewer rights than an adult in seeking their own health care, school placement, or living arrangement? 

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