Beauty is not chaining yourself to Western society’s rubber-stamped prototypes of female or male. There are infinite ways to identify with gender (including not identifying with any gender at all) just as there are infinite ways in which a human being can be beautiful.
In this week’s new Dispelling Beauty Myths video with Allure, we dig deep into the mammoth complexities of gender with three spectacular individuals -- Kate Bornstein, Rain Dove, & Maria Jose -- who have embraced a gender that reflects their own singular spirit. “I’m a non-binary trans-feminine BDSM diesel dyke tranny,” states Kate. “We need to do away with enforcing gender. Someone wants to be a man? Okay, you’re a man. Someone wants to be a woman? Great, be a woman... enjoy the hell out of it. If someone wants to be neither, have a ball!”
Fuck yeah! For so many people, gender remains a confining box of shame and repression. To watch the journeys of three gender renegades who shatter that box and let loose their own beauty on the world, press play above!
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The Gender episode of Dispelling Beauty Myths was edited by Andrea Cruz & Christophe McHale