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For 8 Years, She Convinced The World She Was A Boy. Now, She Makes Us Rethink Sexuality #SELFEVIDENTRUTH

Agus Echague

What if most of us aren't "gay" or "straight," but somewhere in between? Artist and activist iO Tillett Wright makes a passionate case for accepting the complexity of individuality without making anybody feel like a second-class citizen. If her words don't persuade you, the images she shares just might.
"What we see are human beings in all their multiplicity and seeing them makes it harder to deny their humanity. Or at least deny their human rights."

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  • vivelafrance

    One of the most poignant and articulate discussions I've seen in a long long time! Brava!

    • Agus Echague

      Ditto! She's fantastic and the way she exposes the theme is brilliant!

  • Kristin Pedemonti

    Really powerful TEDx talk. Living in a grey world, where black and white rarely exist is quite liberating. Her photo project is wonderful and I hope to see more in how it expands minds.

    • Agus Echague

      Hey Kristin,
      Agree, truly amazing talk.

      You can follow their progress here: http://www.selfevidentproject.com.

      The idea is that they ...

      "create an installation with all 10,000 portraits on the lawn in front of The Washington Monument, likely in 2016 before the next presidential election.

      There will be a large photo book, organised by people's self-assigned percentage, showing the face of the full spectrum of human sexuality.

      Once iO has shot 10,000 portraits, the project will become open source, allowing participants to submit their own photos and stories online, thus creating an ever-expanding database."

      Also, once they do the DC installation, they will "tour the exhibition of the original faces, as well as their mini documentary series, creating some festival-like awareness/ education days."