For this Lively Conversation, you have a choice:
- Choose TWO of the following videos:
- Lee Mokobe, “A Powerful Poem About What It Feels Like To Be Transgender” (2015)
- Ivan Coyote, “Why We Need Gender-Neutral Bathrooms” (2015)
- iO Tillet Wright “Fifty Shades of Gay” (2012)
Explanation & Answer
Running Head: BEING TRANSGENDER
Nobody ever considers transgender individuals to be human. Poet Lee Mokobe presents a
grasping poem about what being transgender in the world today is like. In the presentation, Lee
states that he was "the mystery of anatomy, a question asked but not answered (Mokobe, 2015)."
In the wake of brutality against trans people and higher rates of suicide among Americans who
are transgender, Mokobe's utterances are particularly relevant. As opposed to being celebrated
for Lee's identity, Lee wa...