Model and DJ Ruby Rose has released an incredible short film that explores the fluidity of the way humans embody concepts of gender.
Called "Break Free," the video, released last week, is a powerful look at the ways that gender is performed and lived -- at least through a binary understanding of male/female.
Rose has since used the video's visibility to discuss other issues affecting the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community. On Friday she posted the following statement on her Facebook:
You know what needs to stop just as much as homophobia, bullying within the LGBT Community... A 'bisexual' isn't just greedy.. 'Pansexual' exists and isn't a cop out.. 'Straight' people can be gay huge advocates and blessings to the community... you can identify as trans without surgery, you can be gender fluid... in fact guess what... you can be whoever you are and like whoever you like and WE should spread the love and acceptance we constantly say we don't receive.
Check out the video for "Break Free" above.