In the fall of 2013, Sasha Fleischman was set on fire on a public bus because they (Sasha doesn’t use s/he as identifiers) wore a skirt with a men’s shirt. Sasha identifies as “agender,” while others in this series think of themselves as “non-binary.”

This series aims to document the evolving culture of people living outside or in-between the gender binary, refusing to define themselves as strictly male or female. It was shot in a meaningful place for each subject, most often at home. It is an exploration of what this movement looks like and what it means for each person involved.

—Chloe Aftel

Editors’ note: This intimate and sensitive series of portraits was selected as a finalist in the LensCulture Portrait Awards 2016. Discover more inspiring work from all 39 of the winners and finalists.