Open Access Senior Thesis
Bachelor of Arts
T. Kim-Trang Tran
© 2017 Rebecca A. Barnes
This paper discusses the relationship between gender expression and gender identity. It recounts my personal exploration of the two through the process of photographing two fellow AFAB individuals to create visual representations of their gender expressions while interviewing them to examine how these expressions relate to the gender with which they identify. Following this, I engage in self-reflection taking into consideration both the narratives of my peers as well as Judith Butler's insights on gender. The project culminates with a series of self portraits and a conclusion on how I came to understand both facets my gender.
Barnes, Allegra, "Performing Gender: An Exploration of the Relationship Between Expression and Identity" (2017). Scripps Senior Theses. 984.