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#IAmNonbinary: A Celebration of Nonbinary Creators

Christine Hoxmeier

Staff Writer

Christine Hoxmeier can usually be found hard at work in her beloved home of Austin with a cup of coffee in one hand and a taco in the other. She spends her free time reading, writing, and dreaming of a teleportation device so she can visit her friends spread across the globe on a daily basis. If it were possible to live inside one Disneyland attraction for the rest of her life, Christine would cheat and choose to split her time between It's A Small World and The Enchanted Tiki Room. She prefers to communicate in CAPSLOCK and with gifs. Twitter: @aramblingfancy

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.

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!


Looking for other nonbinary books and authors? Check out these links to other Book Riot articles!

5 nonbinary and genderqueer authors to read.

A reader on 11 lessons they learned from a A Quick & Easy Guide to They/Them Pronouns.

C.P. Hoffman shares how comics helped them come out as nonbinary.