Document Type

Capstone Project (Open Access)

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)


Liberal Studies


Human Development and Family Studies


The gender binary, or the idea of gender only having two expressions that are associated with people’s biological sex, is the norm of expression in the United States (Dragowski, 2014). It is not realistic to how people express themselves on a regular basis; it ignores the diversity of gender identities such as transgender, intersex, and genderqueer individuals. My capstone project focuses on college students because this is a time where they ponder their values and identities without the heavy judgment of parents’ or guardians’ expectations. My capstone project was a one-day workshop teaching different gender identity terms, differentiating the terms gender from biological sex and provoking students to personally reflect on their own gender identities. The goal was to encourage psychological androgyny, or possessing the traits of both masculine and feminine, and acceptance of genderqueer identities as well as having the tools to be an ally to these diverse gender identities.