For many students, university is the time to explore their identity, and some may require certain products in order to do this. Accessing gender-affirming products (e.g., binders, tucking underwear, packers) can be difficult, especially during the current cost-of-living crisis. Beyond the Binary aims to make these products more accessible so that students at Aberystwyth University can explore their identity and feel comfortable in their bodies without the financial barrier.
This campaign is for those who are trans, gender non-conforming, and gender diverse, as well as those who are questioning. Currently, we provide binders, packers, and 3-in-1 boxers from Spectrum Outfitters and tucking underwear from Carmen Liu (photos of these products can be seen below).
Please note that these products are in high demand and produced by small companies, meaning their items are not always in stock so there may be wait times.
This campaign is for students who:
- Are currently a student at Aberystwyth University
- Are struggling financially or due to other means, preventing them from accessing these products
- Identify as trans, non-binary, gender non-conforming, gender diverse, intersex, or questioning
- Have not used this resource excessively before (unless there is a change in circumstance such as sizing, or due to extreme financial hardship)
What to do next:
If you would like to come and speak to us about what we have available, you can email our Wellbeing Officer, Cameron, at firstname.lastname@example.org or Annmarie Evans (email@example.com) or you can come and see us in person in the SU.
If you would like a binder and do not know what size you need, you can find information on how to measure yourself here. If you would like extra help with measuring (e.g., we can provide a tape measure if needed), we can help you when you speak to us.
We also have sample products and photos modeling each so that you can get a good sense of what is available.
Fill in this form to order gender affirming products
If you would like to find out more about the campaign and ways to get involved please get in touch: