February 11, 2021

THE GENDER BOOK, Mel Reiff Hill, Jay MaYs & Robin Mack

Today I am  talking with Mel Reiff Hill, Jay Mars and Robin Mack, the creators of   “the GENDER book”. “the GENDER book” is a fun, colorful, community-based resource, which illustrates the beautiful diversity of gender – a gender 101 for anyone and everyone. In my opinion every single person on this earth the day they are born should receive this book. Just think what a difference it would make. Purchase or donate to receive”the GENDER book”.

:15  Intro of the creators of the Gender Book
3:29  The idea!
5:10  Gender vs. Sex Groupings and Labels
9:23  Behind the Scenes
16:23  The Book and How to utilize it
18:07  Feedback on the book
20:44  The future of the LGBT community
32:22  Where to reach Mel, Jay and Robin


Mel Reiff Hill makes pictures (among other things). They have an art degree from Rice University, and do all web design, graphics, and art for the GENDER book Project in between freelance web and graphic design jobs. Mel also works on the book’s content, words, and vision. Follow their work at rowdyferret.com

Jay Mays received a Bachelor of Arts in creative writing from the University of Houston in 2002 and has stayed engaged as a community organizer. Jay is usually elbow-deep in at least one safe-space-building project or another, including writing and performing, producing community-sponsored radio, educating about healthy sexuality, advocating for access to health care, and creating teams to support LGBTQ community spaces. As co-author and chief editor for the GENDER book, Jay can’t wait to use this new tool with communities everywhere!

Robin Mack has been managing lots of colorful hats in the project such as: marketing, community involvement, wellness coach, and drag performer. Robin also is a full time Massage Therapist and Yoga instructor for all communities.

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