Public bathrooms are not made for everyone. Trans people (Individuals who do not identify with the gender they were) especially trans women and nonbinary individuals are often forced to compromise their identity and safety to use a bathroom. Only offering gendered bathrooms is a method of enforcing gender expectations of bodies and erasing those with experiences that fall outside of these limitations.
Disabled people are frequently unable to safely use
bathroom spaces that are not accessible to mobility aids. People who have experienced trauma or attack in bathrooms may be uncomfortable in multistall gendered facilities. For all of these people and
others, a gender neutral (frequently private, sIngle stall space) is the only safe place to preform necessary bodily functions.
These places are essential and we need more of them.
This map was printed and installed in spaces throughout the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and Chicago Loop.
8.5" x 11" flat, in 10 colorways.