"Injunuity" on Two Spirit
Injunuity is a multi-media, interactive online experience that digs into Native experience. The interactive segment about Two-Spirit experience is available on the Injunity website -- and includes scrolling links that can be clicked to find additional relevant websites. You can also view the experience as a traditional YouTube segment without the links.
In the introduction, it sets the Two Spirit framework apart from traditional European labels,
"Gay and Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender" -- It feels like they are all boxes -- and categories you have to fit into. They can't change. When I learned about "Two Spirit," it felt more natural to me. It felt like it acknowledged more than the surface of somebody's identity. I feel like it encompasses also a way of carrying yourself in the world.
The conversation is somewhat more explicit about exploring "gay and lesbian" experience than gender experience. But it also gives a wonderful segment of encouragement,
Young people who are just exploring who they are. I want you to remember that there are some tribes out there that didn't even call you a specific gender, until you decided what that is. I want you to know that you are empowered and that anything that you may go through, you can overcome. You have the strength. You are valuable and you belong here.
Watch the entire interactive experience at Injunuity: Two Spirit
Or on YouTube: Injunuity - Two Spirit - ITVS