If you could pick an object that represents your identity in some way, what would you pick? Read some of the stories of objects that are significant to young people and why.
Show and Tell, Beyond Gender, Edinburgh 2024
This is artwork created as part of a show and tell activity with the Beyond Gender group in Edinburgh using Instax cameras to record objects of significance to the young people. You can listen to the group recording from this night in the ‘Community’ section of the exhibition or on soundcloud here.
Show and Tell, GLOW Group, Perth 2024
Young people from the GLOW youth group in Perth selected the following objects to be part of an exhibition in A K Bell Library in Perth alongside interviews they conducted with each other as part of an oral history project. You can listen to the interviews and view these objects in person from 27th Feb- 27th March 2024. Full details of this exhibition found here.
EG, GLOW group, Perth, 2024
Chest Binders are an important tool many people wear in order to combat chest dysphoria. Pictured are the binders I wore in chronological order from the first binder I ever purchased in grey, to the final binder in black that I was given after my top surgery in 2023.
IB, GLOW Group, Perth, 2024
These are dice for D&D (Dungeons and Dragons – a table top role playing game), my D&D group is the only other group of queer people I hang out with. There is loads of overlap between the D&D community and the queer community and that’s really cool. I think getting to play as different characters and create your own worlds without transphobia and homophobia is part of it and also there is an overlap with lots of the queer community also being neurodiverse and lots of neurodiverse people enjoying TTRPG (table top role playing games).
TJ, GLOW Group, Perth, 2024
QW, GLOW Group, Perth, 2024
This is my beanie hat. I can’t remember where it came from but for as long as I have been coming to the GLOW group I have worn some kind of beanie hat. It is a bit of a comfort item for me and helps to reduce my anxiety when I have it on. It is a constant so helps me feel less anxious.
DD, GLOW Group, Perth 2024
This is my bag, it contains my collection of badges. I like that it shows people that 1. I am gay and 2. I am a massive nerd. I got loads of these badges from pride and the other ones from ComiCon. The rainbow bird was my first pin badge from the first ever Perthshire Pride in 2018
Share your story
This exhibition is an organic thing – an accessible archive space where you can tell or show us what life is like for you. You are so welcome here and we’d love you to feel a part of what we are doing.
Add your own object to our collections: please use our submission portal here.