Gender, Identity and Social Impacts with Connor


Conforming and Clothing

Meet Connor! His identity as a transgender man influences how he experiences his day-to-day interactions. He became aware of the necessity for comfort during the transition process. Being read as male or female influences how others treat you. As a result, clothing is a safety measure. Although Connor doesn’t connect with fashion, being able to pass is important. This is his world! This is his perspective:


As part of her project, Shayla Hickerson organized interview-based discussions based on topics of gender, identity and social impacts.

Volunteers had the option to answer one or any of the seven questions which served as discussion starters. They also had the option for voice-recordings or written responses to create a comfortable environment to tell their story.

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