|"Let Me tell you who I am" seeks for the viewer to consider how our society approaches gender identity and what a narrow, strict scope we have set for gender. Our society assumes gender on behalf of people, making a mental checklist of body parts that we have gendered (such as breasts) to impose this concluded gender. This tactic is clearly problematic in that it removes agency and autonomy for people to allow to self-describe and self-identify. |
This strict approach is not only executed in social engagements but is also reflected in official documents which uncritically follow suit of gender imposition. There’s a bitter irony in that an *identity* document that *tells* people who they are, rather than letting them identify themselves.
With our cisnormative society, those who breach the binary construction are chastised and denied access to health care and justice because of rampant trans*-antagonism, either stemming from unchallenged conceptions of the world or fuelled by hatred and prejudice.
“Let Me tell you who I am” catalyses an internal reflection within the viewer to consider how they contribute and perpetuate the gender binary, and how problematic and oppressive this structure is.
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