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Beyond the Gender Binary

By Alok Vaid-Menon
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About Beyond the Gender Binary

Pocket Change Collective was born out of a need for space. Space to think. Space to connect. Space to be yourself. And this is your invitation to join us.

“Thank God we have Alok. And I’m learning a thing or two myself.”–Billy Porter, Emmy award-winning actor, singer, and Broadway theater performer

“When reading this book, all I feel is kindness.”–Sam Smith, Grammy and Oscar award-winning singer and songwriter

“Beyond the Gender Binary will give readers everywhere the feeling that anything is possible within themselves”–Princess Nokia, musician and co-founder of the Smart Girl Club

“A fierce, penetrating, and empowering call for change.”– Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“An affirming, thoughtful read for all ages.” — School Library Journal, starred review

In Beyond the Gender Binary, poet, artist, and LGBTQIA+ rights advocate Alok Vaid-Menon deconstructs, demystifies, and reimagines the gender binary.

Pocket Change Collective is a series of small books with big ideas from today’s leading activists and artists. In this installment, Beyond the Gender Binary, Alok Vaid-Menon challenges the world to see gender not in black and white, but in full color. Taking from their own experiences as a gender-nonconforming artist, they show us that gender is a malleable and creative form of expression. The only limit is your imagination.

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