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IN MY SHOES: I’m non-binary. This is why retail should be degendered

Photo by Monika Berry
Imagine the following. You have a special occasion coming up. You might have just graduated, gotten a promotion or a pay rise. You spend hours daydreaming about what you might wear, how you want to feel and how excited you are to find that special piece. All that’s left to do is find it. Imagine, next, entering a store and instantly feeling blocked, restricted: uncomfortable, unwelcome, unsafe. Why? Because of your genitals. This is how I and so many other trans and non-binary people feel when