Identity

Think Pieces

the importance of depicting “tucking” on screen for trans women

As the 2018 summer heat flares to record highs across the globe, the pressure to "tuck" explodes. For the first time, this simple act played out sensitively on screen in 'Pose'.
Sessi Kuwabara Blanchard
8.9.18
don't touch my hair

solange tells magazine “don’t touch my hair” after they edit out her braids

An accompanying profile that quotes Solange on the meaning of braided hair for black women has now been publicly disowned by the interviewer.
Charlotte Gush
10.20.17
Art

this artist shaved her head to get back to her roots

Diana Chire’s body is her canvas, but not knowing her hair in its natural state left her feeling like cheat. So she turned it into art.
Clementine de Pressigny
6.21.17
Photography

this photo series captures what microaggressions feel like

Bryan Tang’s images explore frustration, prejudice, and internalized racism in Australia.
Emma Do
6.13.17
Culture

the editors of cause & effect magazine discuss creating their powerful queer manifesto

A space to fight the bleak, oppressive nature of mainstream culture.
Amelia Abraham
4.19.17
Culture

14 artists explore online identity through lipstick, overalls, and cake

Alexandra Marzella, Ambar Navarro, Hobbes Ginsberg, and Parker Day stick it to patriarchal power structures in the group show 'Me.'
Hannah Ongley
4.7.17
Culture

brazilian girls speak out on identity and sexual politics

"If a girl wants to flaunt her ass, she’s entitled to. She’s also entitled not to do just that. If she wants to flaunt her ass and only her ass, that’s also entirely up to her."
Lily Rose Thomas
3.14.17
Culture

what do people hear when asked, 'where are you really from?'

Six people sound off on the very loaded question, and explain how it impacts their sense of home, identity, and community.
Amna Qureshi
3.10.17
Photography

thy tran’s subjects are lonely, thoughtful, and regularly naked

The photographer thinks it's beautiful that everyone spends time alone.
Wendy Syfret
11.18.16
Identity

in 2016, it's not about where you're from, it's where you're local

Today so many of us come from all over the world, and live in numerous locations during our lifetimes, rightly calling each one of them home. If we limit people to only being from the place they were born, are we denying them their true identities...
Dean Kissick
7.20.16
Culture

sydney trans art icon bhenji ra makes the world they want to see

The Australian artist speaks to i-D about identity, culture, getting what you deserve, and life under an Aquarius moon.
Jonno Revanche
12.16.15
Culture

five nyc creatives on gender and identity

As Miley, Caitlyn, and Laverne bring gender identity and queer issues to the masses, we ask five progressive young New Yorkers for their takes.
Mars Hobrecker and Leah James
10.14.15