For marginalized creators, social media movements and campaigns can be a great way to elevate their work and platform. On October 1st, nonbinary creators took to Twitter to showcase their work, connect with other creatives, and celebrate their non-binary selves using the hashtag #IAmNonbinary.
If you are a creative – of anything! – and identify as nonbinary, please join us on October 1st in shouting #IAmNonbinary.
Post examples of your work, your portfolio, what jobs you're currently seeking, or just revel in your awesome nonbinary self! pic.twitter.com/3VYPtUyuIx
— Laura Bishop (@emeraldreverie) August 31, 2018
Too often, nonbinary folks are an afterthought, or shoehorned into female centered movements (like the #VisibleWomen campaign). As a cisgender woman myself, it’s easy to default into using gendered language, not only in daily life, but also when discussing issues regarding marginalized voices. While I still sometimes revert to using binary language, following, listening to, and reading works by nonbinary creators have definitely helped me be more mindful of the words I use. And campaigns like #IAmNonbinary are a great way to discover and promote marginalized voices I might not have been aware of. So, I’ve compiled a roundup of nonbinary creators who shared their work on Nonbinary day!
While the #IAmNonbinary hashtag wasn’t limited to celebrating comic artists, writers, and prose writers, these are the people I’ve focused on for this roundup. Whether you’re a nonbinary creator looking to connect with other nonbinary creators, or a reader who is looking to expand and diversify their reading life, I hope you find some new-to-you folks to follow. And please, shout out your favorite nonbinary creators in the comments!
#IAmNonbinary I'm Loris and I write speculative/horror fiction 👻🤖👽👾☠ You can find a story of mine in a recent anthology here: https://t.co/ZbOQqIzDxI OR follow my blog Liber Lupus for quick essays & stories https://t.co/yrDLwIpDdE
— loris 'just here to retweet cher' d'emic (@lorisdemic) October 1, 2018
Yo I'm Lincoln and #IAmNonbinary #artistsontwitter
I run an urban fantasy webcomic about a bi woman hunting down the origins of her powers. I also draw a hell of a lot BMC artwork!
🍋 https://t.co/gtoG6E6zBw pic.twitter.com/hyrWEZ9znp
— S P🎃💀K Y (@Rhapsodditty) October 1, 2018
— Halloween (@hallopino) October 1, 2018
I'm Jenn & #IAmNonbinary
I write comics! (Genderqueer vampire hunters, lesbian pirates, and queer inclusive kids comics – oh my!)
I share my creative – and marketing! – processes through my Drip: https://t.co/d2X4FRKJMr
I also tweet dad jokes, like, daily.
— Jenn @ GGC 724 (@arledgecomics) October 1, 2018
✨ I'm Lily & #IAmNonBinary. I'm a queer disabled writer who creates poetry, queer fantasy & non-fic about medievalism, academia & disability. Currently writing tales of queer medieval nun-assassins!
— Lily Ghoulder ♿️🏳️🌈 (@paperstainedink) October 1, 2018
Hi friends! I am Marieke and #IAmNonbinary! I write YA books, comics, and RPG campaigns for my long-suffering friends.
— Marieke Nijkamp (@mariekeyn) October 1, 2018
Hey, hi! I'm Kelsey/"Nutty" and #IAmNonbinary! (he/she/they)
I like music and video games and cartoons and D&D. And I've got myself a fantasy lgbt-friendly webcomic about bards called Court of Roses!
— ⚔🎃Nutty, the Queer Spooky Bard🎃⚔ (@nintendonut1) October 1, 2018
— Cooper Burgh (@deer_cliff) October 2, 2018
I’m CJ and #IAmNonBinary! My background is in neuroscience and I write fantasy stories from a science perspective ✨
I’m working on a webcomic called Sapwood Guard:
🌲 https://t.co/1pwMMH5njI pic.twitter.com/levBrOuFSk
— 🎃🌲 CJ 🌲👻 (@hisstidine) October 1, 2018
— cosmicmindcomics (@cosmic_k8) October 1, 2018
Hey! #IAmNonBinary and my name is Victor! ✨(He/they) ✨I am a comic artist and I make two webcomics! «Just Blueberries» and “Revestreker” 🙂 I’m addicted to pasta and coffee 💕☕️🎃 pic.twitter.com/acf7oAcWgn
— 🎃Vic or treat🎃☕🍁🍂🌿 (@Vicnor_) October 1, 2018
Hey friends! I'm Kale and #IAmNonbinary
I have a webcomic that's a slice of life about queer criminals. I'm also currently invested in the DBH fandom
🌱https://t.co/Ymj8VRYXSI | https://t.co/8ucyaa2SKa
— Kale ⭕ (@_KalesBug) October 1, 2018
Hi I'm G, I'm a transmasc nonbinary author/illustrator currently working on a queer fantasy comic series called Title Unrelated – https://t.co/GMZWdV2U0Y
I also draw birds! Like, a LOT. https://t.co/ItPR5OrxI5 is my Patreon! pic.twitter.com/ULv56EOhI6
— G @ TucsonComicCon AA211 (@gpike_) October 1, 2018
Hiya! I'm Elaine and #IAmNonbinary (she/they)! ^_^ I do art, fanart, & a lot of webcomics! The newest of which is Pathways, a queer high fantasy (with a dash of sci-fi)!
— Elaine Tipping (@TriaElf9) October 1, 2018
I'm Rhiannon, author, print consultant & illustrator. I've led consultation on projects including Beyond Anthology, ELEMENTS & several titles for Iron Circus. I'm also an accomplished horror illustrator & writer!#IAmNonbinaryhttps://t.co/InPEyHBjzzhttps://t.co/X6MOPaG18i pic.twitter.com/u5f5IplOP2
— Rhiannon R-S (@charibdys) October 1, 2018
Heyo, I'm Tori and #IAmNonbinary! ✨
I'm a chicanx freelance illustrator and comic artist who loves drawing jellyfish, water imagery, and friends being family! 💖
💚 comics: https://t.co/IQYtlUkFDo
💙 portfolio: https://t.co/DRdTUu6oMS
💜 kofi: https://t.co/hbAcBMLhoL pic.twitter.com/0YVYBKbVk1
— ✨memento tori✨; remember u have commissions 💀✨ (@sicklyboring) October 1, 2018
#IAmNonBinary I'm Alakotila! I am a comic artist and illustrator. I make queer sci fi and fantasy comics! I do some work as a colorist and environment artist (landscape) in games, and am looking for more 2D opportunities in games and comics! https://t.co/HomvuxeRbI pic.twitter.com/084QExnmBB
— 🕯️🎃 Aleksi 🎃🕯️ (@Alakotila) October 1, 2018
I'm RJ and #IAmNonbinary !
I do comics, animation, & teaching! I love ukulele, minecraft, & black cats (like Baku down there!)
🍊#2SlicesComic found at: https://t.co/sLwTfzKJOy
💰patreon: https://t.co/zqcKaTXP28 pic.twitter.com/Eo8zz29if9
— Rotten Joints (@Firehouselight) October 2, 2018
✨I’m Michi , a nonbinary illustrator who plays with patterns /colors in their work ✨ #IamNonBinary #artistsontwitter
💐 portfolio: https://t.co/oXkrgwJ71R
⚡️shop: https://t.co/orbX7WzOd0 🎉 tip jar: https://t.co/LIoN6UluQF
💖patreon: https://t.co/gLZ0QAEaPq pic.twitter.com/MAYLXwSqxU
— MICHIBOO👻 ANYC F2 ✨ (@RequiemPluie) October 1, 2018
I'm Jey Pawlik, #iamnonbinary, a comic artist and animator!
Artist for the webcomics Dead City & Gender Slices~
I like birds & sharks!
💜social media: https://t.co/Jm6NHMN4DD
— Jey, but I'm a crow now @ REST (@jeypawlik) October 1, 2018
Hey #IAmNonbinary and I have a book coming out next May that's all about an enby teen finding a new family and love after they're kicked out of their home (happy ending I swear!)
— mason | Preorder My Book 'I Wish You All the Best' (@masondeaver) October 2, 2018
I’m Archie and #IAmNonbinary, but y’all already knew that! I’m a cartoonist and illustrator and am ready to lounge in a leopard print robe, drink rosé, and draw all winter🌟🌹 pic.twitter.com/Pe3nyTg9fP
— Archie Bongiovanni (@grease_bat) October 1, 2018
Hello #IAmNonbinary , my name's Kieren (they/them)!!
I'm currently working on a dark fantasy webcomic centered (loosely) around Scandinavian folklore named "A Spirit of Decay". It should hopefully start being shared publicly within the next 6 months.
— K.E. 🎃 (@kekarlsenart) October 1, 2018
Name's Ben and #IAmNonbinary (they/them). I'm a comic writing femme enby looking to tell good stories. My latest series is the supernatural heist story HEAVENLY BLUES (pre-order the trade today!) and I'm writing new comics chock-full of genderqueer heroes. pic.twitter.com/DjjBz9ptJZ
— Ben Kahn (@BenTheKahn) October 1, 2018
hey, I’m sar! proud queer enby latinx comic artist + illustrator who loves street fashion, witches + tender, diverse stories#IAmNonBinary
— sar the enby ghost 👻 (@little_corvus) October 1, 2018
Hi I’m Can and #IAmNonbinary ! I draw webcomics, fantasy, sci-fi, horror and fan-art, and I’m looking for gigs in illustration and comics! Commissions are open!
— 🎃 CAN CAN! 🎃// Commissions Open!! (@CanCan_jpg) October 2, 2018
— Jem Kill-A-Tonne 👻🔪🔪🔪 (@jmiltondraws) October 2, 2018
Hey pals! I'm Beanie & #IAmNonbinary (they/them)!
I draw my happy blushy queer OCs a lot 💞 I'm currently working on a webcomic about 2 enbies who love ballet + some other comics 👀
— Beanie @ Roboctober🌈🖍️🤖 (@PrinceDesOies) October 1, 2018
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