Beyond the Gender Binary


by Alok Vaid-Menon
illustrated by Ashley Lukashevsky

“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

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.

Ages 12 and up
Paperback | 64 pages | Penguin Workshop | 2020

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.

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