So, I mentioned briefly in the beginning of this blog that this is a project for a young adult literature class at MSU. In order to apply some of the pieces I have read/watched to the classroom, I created a brief lesson plan. It focuses on the performative aspects of gender, specifically in the book Gracefully Grayson and the film The Danish Girl. I chose these pieces because they both focus on trans women, but at different stages in their lives and transition. Grayson is a more straightforward piece of young adult literature, while the film is a more nuanced piece that I would want students to spend time unpacking on their own. I would also like to have students create art about their gender identities, or what they have learned from these works in general.