Early on in the film Pariah it is clear that Alike is adaptable, she is a Chameleon. After going to a club with her friend Laura she changes out of her hat, do-rag and oversized polo shirt to go home dressed in something a little more feminine. At first it seems that her true identity is the one she shows with Laura— that she’s an AG (aggressive, butch lesbian). However this soon proves false, Alike is actually very shy and sensitive. She spends her lunch hour at school workshopping her poetry with her English teacher, and she doesn’t really enjoy going to the club or the piers to pick up chicks like Laura. When she starts hanging out with Bina, a classmate and the daughter of her mother’s friend, she changes her wardrobe again to be more like her. In the end it is unclear what Alike’s true identity is, maybe she herself does not know, but she decides to break free— she leaves her friends and family behind, throwing off all costumes and misconceptions, to start anew at an early college program on the other side of the country.
For adaptability and independence, Alike is a kick-ass bitch.