September 29, 2021

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Conversation: What is Beauty: De-constructing the Politics & Pathologies of Beauty in the 21st Century

Patty Berne Dr. Kareem Khubchandani Sean Saifa Wall Mx. Alok Vaid-Menon


This conversation will seek to reimagine the constructs of beauty beyond the binary, while challenging an archaic and dangerous narrative of beauty, rooted in eugenics, that has been used to pathologize and criminalize communities—especially queer & trans, intersex, sex workers, migrants and refugees, and people with disabilities. Featuring movement organizers and culture changemakers Patty Berne of Sins Invalid, Alok V. Menon author of Beyond the Gender Binary, and Sean Saifa Wall of the Intersex Justice Project—with Kareem Khubchandani, author of “Ishtyle; Accenting Gay Indian Nightlife,” as the moderator.

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