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The Gender Binary and Beyond


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Our sense of identity shapes our understanding of the world around us: how we see ourselves, how we think others see us, our experience of our bodies, with all their possibilities and limitations, contribute to the meaning and sense of purpose we feel in our community. 

Gender is a vital facet of identity. Societies that privilege a gender binary expect us to align with a wholly male or wholly female identity. But this understanding of gender can be limiting, divisive, and harmful, even for those who believe in and subscribe to it.

At this panel, we’ll ask how societies can be transformed when they are liberated from the gender binary. What would it mean if the boundaries between male and female dissolved before our eyes? If we were free to locate ourselves wherever we felt most authentically reflected our position on the gender spectrum? Our panel of storytellers have already started writing this world into reality, creating the narratives and stories that will lead us to a future beyond the gender binary.

This event will have an audience Q&A. You are invited to submit a question when booking or in the YouTube comments section on the night.

Presented in partnership with Women’s Health Goulburn North East

The online bookseller for this event is Booktique.


Alison Evans

Alison Evans is the award-winning author of three young adult (YA) novels: Euphoria Kids (2020), Highway Bodies (2019) and Ida (2017). They are a contributor in the YA anthologies Kindred: 12 Queer #loveozya Stories (2019) and Hometown Haunts: A Horror #loveozya Anthology (2021). They run a fortnigh... Read more

Hayden Moon

Hayden Moon is an out and proud 26 year old Queer, legally blind, transmasculine person. He is a PhD candidate in Theatre and Performance Studies at the University of Sydney, a Pinnacle Foundation Scholar and a competitive Irish dancer. In any spare time he can find, he advocates for the LGBTQIA+, ... Read more

Stevie Lane

Stevie is a writer, videographer and digital creator based in Boorloo (Perth, W.A.) on Whadjuk Noongar booja. They have many years experience advocating for the rights of LGBTIQA+ people and other marginalised communities, and creating resources through their Instagram account @TheQueerAdvocate. ... Read more

Nevo Zisin

Nevo Zisin (they/them) is a storyteller, esteemed educator on transgender topics, TEDx speaker, poet, workshop facilitator in schools and workplaces, and award-winning author of Finding Nevo, a memoir on gender transition and The Pronoun Lowdown a useful guidebook on all things related to pronouns. ... Read more


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