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Transformative Decolonization: Immigrant Perspectives on Gendered Worldviews and Indigenous Art

Reposted from Unsettling America: Decolonizing in Theory and Practice

Transformative art is rule-breaking art, all the more so when addressing the obsolete norms, values and laws hindering Indigenous rights and Decolonizing Gender. For the purposes herein, Decolonizing Gender is defined as the process of removing of all stigmas placed on gender roles by society, religion, and popular culture. For example, transforming the normative model of gender as a binary (i.e. male and female) is about transcending the concept that all outsider gender identities are freakish. Continue reading this article in Unsettling America: Decolonizing in Theory and Practice.

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