This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Carly Mitchell explores dispelling the illusion of gender.
Carly Mitchell is a genderqueer who works as an industrial designer, illustrator, photographer, gardener, certified arborist and occasionally rescues cats stuck in trees. Carly grew up in both Jackson Hole, Wyoming and New York City, but now resides in Oakland, California where they have the best of both city and country environments.
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There are lots of silly rules.30/04/2015
Interesting... I my opinion I think when someone is born is born with a gender, of course there are some rare cases maybe not so rare when there is a medical problem or difference i should say better.
After that you are free to choose whatever you like. For instance you are a man and you feel attractive to women or to men or even to both, but you are a man.
I think the real issue is the social gender and disparity that there is. We dont need a social gender but we are not ready for that unfortunately.
This is causing unnecessary confusion. You are born with a gender, accept it and move on. 08/11/2014
Yeah, ok. But I have some problems with the new 'gender fluidity' speak. I am a butch dyke. The range of expression in that is limitless. But it is not the product of 'gender fluidity'. It is who I am since I hit the planet. I'm not playing anyone's role. I am me. And mighty hard won. there is something very oppressive and discounting in the 'gender fluid' label. Something about it makes me itch. From the beginnings of US feminism to now being a butch has been discounted and oppressed. Same goes for girly men. From the center point of who I am, the whole world is fluid and open. I am butch, I exist, it aint floating around.08/11/2014
I KNOW HER! She is the most magnetic, articulate person IRL08/11/2014