How we work
From a single voice to a global movement, only together do we have the power to make gender liberation a reality.
We believe that together is power. With a movement-first approach, we pioneer to forge our own path and are brave in the face of adversity. We are positively charged, raising our voices together with joy and building a world with freedom for all genders. We focus on what we can do, not what we can’t, and approach our work with political imagination- always learning, always evolving.
How Selfhood works is driven by two key principles: intersectionality and anti-oppression.
At Selfhood, anti-oppression means actively challenging and dismantling oppressive systems that perpetuate discrimination, ensuring that all voices are heard, valued, and respected. We believe that true gender liberation can only be achieved in a world free from oppression, making our commitment to anti-oppression central to work and the pursuit of a more equal future for all.
We centre intersectionality in all of our work. For our movement, intersectionality isn’t just a buzzword. We recognise how different elements of our identity intersect and compound our experiences of discrimination and oppression. With an intersectional lens, we strive for true equality and liberation, addressing the interconnected web of identities and experiences shaping our lives.
Trans rights: a cornerstone of gender liberation
At Selfhood, trans rights are an integral part of our mission towards achieving gender liberation. We stand resolute in our commitment to the rights and dignity of transgender individuals.
Transgender and non-binary people are vibrant contributors to the rich tapestry of human identity. In a gender liberated world, embracing and valuing trans individuals is not just important; it is essential. Their right to define their gender identity is a fundamental aspect of gender liberation.
The gender binary, dividing people into "man" and "woman," restricts not only the freedom of trans and non-binary individuals but also the potential for every person. It enforces societal expectations rather than celebrating personal authenticity.
We are all in this together. Achieving gender liberation requires a collective effort to break down the walls of the gender binary. It is a commitment to recognising every person's right to define their gender identity and expression on their own terms.
At Selfhood, we stand united for the right of every individual to express their gender identity freely, and we recognise that gender liberation is unattainable without full acceptance, celebration, and protection of trans rights. Together, we challenge the binary, embrace diversity, and pave the way for a world where every individual is valued for who they truly are.