Asia Kate Dillon

It was a rainy, misty day when I met up with Asia Kate Dillon. But the time spent with them was bright, crisp and enlightening. Asia is the first non-binary gender-identified actor to play a non-binary character, on mainstream TV. In production now playing Taylor on Showtime's BILLIONS. I'm constantly in awe of this brave, beautiful, talented human. #4everinspired

 

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"I'm here today to say I have hope because I know freedom is contagious."

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"Loving yourself is a radical act."

 

 

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"Blue is a color for everybody. Because gender is a social construct."

  "There are not just two identities -- man, woman, boy, girl -- we know this. And so, for me, the language of non-binary is not just an expression of how i experience my gender identity, but also a comment on the social construct that is gender, and the fact that the binary we've been taught exists doesn't.... It really says something about how much we assume to know about other people that we immediately gender them... I'm interested in having that conversation with people -- especially people who are in positions to move the cultural wheel forward."

"There are not just two identities -- man, woman, boy, girl -- we know this. And so, for me, the language of non-binary is not just an expression of how i experience my gender identity, but also a comment on the social construct that is gender, and the fact that the binary we've been taught exists doesn't.... It really says something about how much we assume to know about other people that we immediately gender them... I'm interested in having that conversation with people -- especially people who are in positions to move the cultural wheel forward."

  "The lows are worth the highs. I love making art and i have relied on the loving kindness of strangers, friends, and family as well as myself, to keep the fire inside me alive. I've got grit baby and i'm not going anywhere." 

"The lows are worth the highs. I love making art and i have relied on the loving kindness of strangers, friends, and family as well as myself, to keep the fire inside me alive. I've got grit baby and i'm not going anywhere." 

STYLING: JENNA BLAHA

PHOTOS AND MAKEUP: TINA TURNBOW

SHOT AT THE FLOWER SHOP NYC

TOP BY: FORWARD  PANTS BY: YPROJECT

 

Makeup and photography - Tina Turnbow.