Whether it's on TV, in magazines, or in the ads we walk past daily, we all receive constant messages on how to act “like a man” or “like a lady.” Mainstream media’s understanding of the gender binary can be very limiting, if not hurtful, but some artists and activists are using art and media to challenge society’s narrow view of masculinity.
We'll join the International Museum of Women (IMOW) and an incredible cast of panelists to discuss how they are using art to expand our definition of masculinity.
Use the Q+A function here to ask questions or be sure to tweet us at @IMOWomen and @TheRepProject, and tag your post with, #BeyondtheBinary
To learn more, check out the online gallery, "On Masculinity," curated by our own Jennifer Siebel Newsom: imow.org/curatingchange/siebelnewsom
John Edmonds is a photographer who lives and works in Washington, D.C. His work explores and examines identity through race, masculinity, sexuality and gender representation. (@ABOUTFACEBLOG)
Alexa Hassink is a Communications Officer, Program Associate with Promundo, which works internationally to engage men and boys to promote gender equality and end violence against women
Juliana Britto Schwartz is the Digital Communications and Media Manager at the International Museum of Women. (@JulianaBrittoS)
Imran Siddiquee is the Director of Communications for The Representation Project. (@imransiddiquee)
We'll also be joined by Dani Fishman, a member of the film team behind "The Mask You Live In." (@danifishman)