Who Belongs on a Bike? In ‘Past the Binary,’ the Reply Is Unequivocal


Black queer bike owner KC Cross makes use of their energy on the pedals to know their very own identification — and interpret the game on their very own phrases.

Shimano’s new movie “Past the Binary” illuminates KC Cross’s journey as an advocate for a extra accepting biking tradition. Nonbinary, Black, and queer, Cross doesn’t appear to be typical cyclists depicted within the mainstream.

As an alternative, they use biking to advertise advocacy and inclusion.

“To me, nonbinary is the steadiness of my masculinity and my femininity,” mentioned Cross within the movie. “It’s fluid, but it surely means one thing completely different to each single individual.”

Filmed in 2021 in Fayetteville, Ark., Shimano‘s “Past the Binary” explores cultural intersections inside biking and past. It highlights psychological well being, gender inequalities, being Black in America, and the way Cross has discovered therapeutic and their group by way of biking.

“Seeking to change the [cycling culture], as everyone knows it must be modified,” admitted Cross. “I believe we’re on the precise path to doing this. We’ve got executed some actually cool issues with Bike POC. Biking is a significant outlet for me.”

KC Cross’ story is in the end their very own, but it surely has one thing for all of us.

Runtime: 9 minutes

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