I is for identity, If You Should Try and Kiss Her, The Incredibly True Adventure of Two Girls in Love, intersex, intergender, Indigo Girls, intersectionality
identity “can be fluid” -Sam
“Identity politics are political arguments that focus upon the interest and perspectives of groups with which people identify. Identity politics includes the ways in which people’s politics may be shaped by aspects of their identity through loosely correlated social organizations.” –Google
If You Should Try and Kiss Her by Dressy Bessy is a song from the lesbian movie But I’m A Cheerleader (1999) that you can listen to here.
The Incredibly True Adventure of Two Girls in Love (1996) – “Randy Dean (Laurel Holloman), a boyish lesbian who works at a gas station, has trouble performing in high school and is treated badly by bigoted locals because of her sexual identity. She begins an unlikely friendship with one of her school’s popular girls, the affluent Evie (Nicole Parker). But when their friendship blossoms into a romance, the two find themselves struggling with the intricacies and pitfalls of discovering love, and having to reveal their relationship to friends and family.” -IMDb
watch the trailer here
intersex “is a general term used for a variety of conditions in which a person is born with a reproductive or sexual anatomy that doesn’t seem to fit the typical definitions of female or male.” –Intersex Society of North America
intergender – “Intergender people have a gender identity that is in the middle between the binary genders of female and male, and may be a mix of both” –Nonbinary.org
Indigo Girls are a famous lesbian folk music duo that formed in 1985.
intersectionality is a term coined by Kimberlé Crenshaw that “was used to describe how different forms of discrimination can interact and overlap, and why it was necessary for feminists to take into account the needs of women from a variety of backgrounds when considering social questions and issues to advocate for. Although the term was originally used to describe how race and gender could intersect as forms of oppression, intersectionality has broadened to encompass a number of additional social factors — sexual orientation, nationality, class, disability and others.” –The Washington Post
Watch a short video on intersectionality here