X MARKS THE SPOT is a poignant and heartfelt anthology of essays, art, and poetry which explore life beyond the Western gender binary. All of the contributors are nonbinary, agender, genderqueer, genderfluid, wíŋkte, trans, demigender or one of the hundreds of other labels available to people like us. This thought-provoking project is by nonbinary people for nonbinary people. We spend so much of our time explaining ourselves for the benefit of others but this anthology is different. In these pages, we get to say what we want to say, leading to work that is at once stirring, bold and moving. Contributions came from all around the world and they explore our experiences with coming out, transitioning, relationships, religion, race, disability and more. We are not a monolith. Our community is just as diverse and varied as any other but we hope that you might see yourself in our pages. We hope that you might learn empathy for the identities you don’t understand. Gender identity has been a subject of intense debate but ‘X Marks The Spot’ provides an emotional connection that will foster learning and understanding no matter whether you’re gay or straight, trans or cis, binary or nonbinary. The LGBT+ community has long been misunderstood and nonbinary people are no different. If you have ever wanted to know what it was like to be neither fully a man nor fully a woman, then perhaps this might begin to tell you.