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Outside of the Binary: News @ Northeastern discusses gender and community with students and faculty.

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“The college years can be so transformative for individuals’ sense of self and identity,” says Dr. K.J. Rawson (Associate Professor of English and Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies; Coordinator of Digital Integration Teaching Initiative) for the News @ Northeastern project, titled, Outside the Binary. The project aims to honor the experiences of non-binary, transgender, and gender-nonconforming individuals within our Northeastern community and emphasizes the importance of advocacy and community within a college setting and beyond.

I don’t think people realize how much joy there is in one’s identity and pride in oneself. You get a unique lens when you’re not trapped in this idea that everything has to be black and white. You see the world as what it is, in shades of gray.

Kai Duran, (they/them), first year philosophy and neuroscience student

View the intimate portraits and details about the experiences of these Northeastern students here. Also, see here for a curated collection of resources, information, and support from Northeastern LGBTQA Resource Center.

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