The video was made in an effort to educate others about what it means to be gender nonconforming. Today, at 13, they have let their wavy, golden-brown hair grow past their shoulders, with thick bangs over eyelashes long enough to graze oversized aviator glasses. Outside of their small condominium in central Tucson, near the University of Arizona campus, Santi wears the classic teenager outfit: an oversized windbreaker and black skinny jeans with ripped knees. Santi has had a long and sometimes painful journey, says their mother, Carol Brochin, an education professor. She teaches future public school teachers, and has seen what she calls a real lack of empathy and understanding of the issues facing non-binary and transgender kids. When Brochin realized her own kid was struggling with identity, she looked for support.
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Beyond Androgyny: Nonbinary Teenage Fashion
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Anna Kinlock, 17, was at the Brooklyn Museum the other day wearing mid-calf black leather platform boots with small silver spikes, buckle straps and five-inch heels. Fishnet stockings, a mini gray lace dress and a long black wool cardigan completed the look. Anna identifies as queer and non-binary and uses neutral pronouns. Winged black eyeliner was precisely drawn past the corner of their eyelid; layers of silver and gold chains draped around their neck. Anna is passionate about androgynous fashion.