Labels are for jars…? (Not quite)

‘What are labels for? Theyโ€™re not glitter, darling, and if you say โ€œidentity politicsโ€ then you can tootle off right now to your intellectual dark web videos and Spiked columns. What they do is they help me to understand myself, help other people to understand me and help me to find other people who are like me. Categories are not harmful unless youโ€™re put in one unwillingly. Unless you actually think my sexuality, my gender and my disabilities are something to be ashamed of?’

—Penny Andrews, Identifying As Non-Binary Isn’t About Being ‘Special’ โ€“ It’s Just One Part Of Who I Am