Trans Bodies Trans Selves

Trans Bodies, Trans Selves is a groundbreaking, personal, and informative guide for the transgender population, covering health, legal issues, cultural and social questions, history, theory, and more.

Trans Bodies  Trans Selves

Trans Bodies, Trans Selves is a groundbreaking, personal, and informative guide for the transgender population, covering health, legal issues, cultural and social questions, history, theory, and more. It is a place for transgender and gender-questioning people, their partners and families, students, professors, and guidance counselors, to look for up-to-date information on transgender life.

Trans Bodies Trans Selves

"What does it mean to be trans? A common understanding of transgender, or trans for short, is that a person's gender differs from the sex they were assigned at birth.

Trans Bodies  Trans Selves

"What does it mean to be trans? A common understanding of transgender, or trans for short, is that a person's gender differs from the sex they were assigned at birth. However, many see the idea of being trans as more complicated -- as an active process of challenging the formal structures that govern how gender is defined. For different people, and in different times, places, and contexts, gender itself can be a broad entity or a very narrow one, and in various ways, understandings of "trans" can seem too expansive or too restrictive"--

Trans Bodies Trans Selves

“I am a transgender Latina woman. I chose to identify as a transLatina because I crossed the gender binary and I am of Mexican descendence.” The term tranny is very controversial. Coming from the outside world, it is often experienced ...

Trans Bodies  Trans Selves

There is no one way to be transgender. Transgender and gender non-conforming people have many different ways of understanding their gender identities. Only recently have sex and gender been thought of as separate concepts, and we have learned that sex (traditionally thought of as physical or biological) is as variable as gender (traditionally thought of as social). While trans people share many common experiences, there is immense diversity within trans communities. There are an estimated 700,000 transgendered individuals in the US and 15 million worldwide. Even still, there's been a notable lack of organized information for this sizable group. Trans Bodies, Trans Selves is a revolutionary resource-a comprehensive, reader-friendly guide for transgender people, with each chapter written by transgender or genderqueer authors. Inspired by Our Bodies, Ourselves, the classic and powerful compendium written for and by women, Trans Bodies, Trans Selves is widely accessible to the transgender population, providing authoritative information in an inclusive and respectful way and representing the collective knowledge base of dozens of influential experts. Each chapter takes the reader through an important transgender issue, such as race, religion, employment, medical and surgical transition, mental health topics, relationships, sexuality, parenthood, arts and culture, and many more. Anonymous quotes and testimonials from transgender people who have been surveyed about their experiences are woven throughout, adding compelling, personal voices to every page. In this unique way, hundreds of viewpoints from throughout the community have united to create this strong and pioneering book. It is a welcoming place for transgender and gender-questioning people, their partners and families, students, professors, guidance counselors, and others to look for up-to-date information on transgender life.

You re in the Wrong Bathroom

Authors Laura Erickson-Schroth, MD, a psychiatrist, and Laura A. Jacobs, LCSW-R, a psychotherapist, address a range of fallacies: Trans People Are “Trapped in the Wrong Body” You’re Not Really Trans If You Haven’t Had “the ...

 You re in the Wrong Bathroom

Debunks the twenty-one most common myths and misperceptions about transgender issues From Laverne Cox and Caitlyn Jenner to Thomas Beatie (“the pregnant man”) and transgender youth, coverage of trans lives has been exploding—yet so much misinformation persists. Bringing together the medical, social, psychological, and political aspects of being trans in the United States today, “You’re in the Wrong Bathroom!”: And 20 Other Myths About Transgender and Gender-Nonconforming People unpacks the twenty-one most common myths and misconceptions about transgender and gender-nonconforming people. Authors Laura Erickson-Schroth, MD, a psychiatrist, and Laura A. Jacobs, LCSW-R, a psychotherapist, address a range of fallacies: Trans People Are “Trapped in the Wrong Body” You’re Not Really Trans If You Haven’t Had “the Surgery” Trans People Are a Danger to Others, Especially Children Trans People Are Mentally Ill and Therapy Can Change Them Trans People and Feminists Don’t Get Along

Die Perlenohrringe meines Vaters

Faludi sucht die Lösung dieses Rätsels in den Nischen ihrer Vorort-Kindheit und in den vielen Verkörperungen ihres Vaters: Jude im Budapest des Zweiten Weltkriegs, Abenteurer im Amazonasgebiet, All-American Dad und heute eine Frau, die ...

Die Perlenohrringe meines Vaters

Das neue, große Buch der Pulitzer-Preisträgerin Die Nachricht trifft sie aus heiterem Himmel. Ihr Vater, mit dem sie kaum noch Kontakt hatte und der inzwischen wieder in seinem Heimatland Ungarn lebt, hatte eine Geschlechtsumwandlung vornehmen lassen. Welche Verbindung gibt es zwischen diesem neuen Elternteil, der sich nun "vollständig als Frau" identifiziert, und dem wortkargen, explosiven und teilweise gewalttätigen Vater, den sie kannte? Faludi sucht die Lösung dieses Rätsels in den Nischen ihrer Vorort-Kindheit und in den vielen Verkörperungen ihres Vaters: Jude im Budapest des Zweiten Weltkriegs, Abenteurer im Amazonasgebiet, All-American Dad und heute eine Frau, die ihr Judentum wiederentdeckt hat. Faludis Versuch, diese Metamorphose zu verstehen, lässt sie Grenzen überwinden – historische, politische, religiöse, sexuelle –, um sie schließlich zu der Frage unserer Zeit zu bringen: Ist Identität etwas, das wir wählen, oder ist Identität etwas, dem wir nicht entkommen können?

Nonbinary

In this groundbreaking book, thirty authors highlight how our experiences are shaped by a deeply entrenched gender binary.

Nonbinary

In this groundbreaking book, thirty authors highlight how our experiences are shaped by a deeply entrenched gender binary. Nuanced storytellers break away from mainstream portrayals of gender diversity, cutting across lines of age, race, ethnicity, ability, class, religion, family, and relationships.

Bite

Neither a titillating tell-all autobiography nor a cry for loving acceptance, Amy Dentata's first chapbook defies the stereotypes of transgender women's literature.

Bite

Neither a titillating tell-all autobiography nor a cry for loving acceptance, Amy Dentata's first chapbook defies the stereotypes of transgender women's literature. Through poetry, short stories, and mini-essays, Bite tackles the intersection of child abuse and gender politics with a voice that is simultaneously shocking, hilarious, and provocative. Fake (Yet Accurate) Praise for Bite: "That was powerful! Life-changing! Now please go away so I can cry in a corner for a week." - General Consensus Among Live Audiences "I am a trans person or ally with a decent grasp of feminist and activist terminology, despise anti-trans bigotry, and think Bite is a must-read." - The Author Just Described Her Target Audience "What does 'cisgender' mean?" - Most Cisgender People

Investigations into the Trans Self and Moore s Paradox

recognized as belonging to this person's own body and own Self, feel almost exquisitely painful and definitely wrong. Again, I offer the same quote as above from Alic Custer-Shook, a Trans-gendered man, spoken before his transition, ...

Investigations into the Trans Self and Moore s Paradox

This book explores how the trans phenomenon can challenge the existing concept of the Self and its nature. The catalyst is Moore’s Paradox: can a trans person coherently state ‘I am a girl but I don’t believe that’? More deeply, three fundamental philosophical questions arise, of ontological, epistemological, and conceptual significance: what Self understands that the natal-gender is ‘wrong’? How does the trans person know that the natal-gender is ‘wrong’ and what counts as evidence? And finally, how does this effect the concept of Self itself? Seeking answers, Brakel considers various theories of the Self, including classical accounts, modern views, and models developed by selected gender theorists. The book then takes a biological turn, first developing an evolutionary proper-function analysis of gender and trans-gender and subsequently proposing the possibility of a new ontological phenotype. With a review of cutting-edge neuroscientific research conducted over the last twenty-five years, Brakel propels this timely and important investigation toward the future, using experimental philosophy empirical studies adapted from classic thought experiments on the nature of the Self.

The Trans Self Care Workbook

If you're transgender, non-binary, or any other gender under the wide and wonderful trans umbrella, this book is for you.

The Trans Self Care Workbook

If you're transgender, non-binary, or any other gender under the wide and wonderful trans umbrella, this book is for you. A creative journal and workbook with a difference, this book combines coloring pages celebrating trans identity, beauty and relationships, with practical advice, journaling prompts and space for reflection to promote self-affirmation and wellbeing. Drawing on CBT and mindfulness techniques, the book covers topics including body positivity and neutrality, coming out, euphoria and dysphoria, building new friendships and navigating relationships with your friends and family, and is the go-to resource for anybody who has ever felt the pressure to conform to a singular definition or narrative. Theo Nicole Lorenz's heart-warming and empowering illustrations of trans people will provide reassurance that you are never alone, and are a reminder to always treat yourself kindly.

Heckin Lewd Trans and Nonbinary Erotica

If you've been searching for smutty, fearless, gender diverse erotica written by affirming own-voices folks who get it, then this is the book you've been looking for!

Heckin  Lewd  Trans and Nonbinary Erotica

If you've been searching for smutty, fearless, gender diverse erotica written by affirming own-voices folks who get it, then this is the book you've been looking for! Packed with explicit erotic stories from trans and nonbinary gender diverse writers, Heckin' Lewd celebrates sexual nonconformity, queerness, nontraditional relationship structures, and unrestrained lust, pleasure, and kink.

Nerve Endings

In a world where trans narratives are focused around cis perspectives, Tobi Hill-Meyer shows that the best people to write about trans people's sex lives are trans people themselves. This book is for us.

Nerve Endings

Fiction. LGBTQIA Studies. A trans woman watches her sleeping lover and contemplates the moment of his departure. A genderqueer sissy fantasizes alone about connection in their hotel room. A trans woman adjunct professor and sex worker is hired for a sex party held by her college's philosophy department. A trans boy has a Craigslist hookup with a queen embarked on detransition. A bodiless AI announces its gender, takes a lover, and works to revolutionize the world. Presented here are thirty stories--edited and with an introduction by Tobi Hill- Meyer--that offer revolutionary erotic fantasies by trans people, about trans people, and for trans people at the crossroads of history, biology, anxiety, and love. "NERVE ENDINGS truly captures the politics, the feelings, and reality of being a sexual being as a trans person. In a world where trans narratives are focused around cis perspectives, Tobi Hill-Meyer shows that the best people to write about trans people's sex lives are trans people themselves. This book is for us."--Chelsea Poe "A smart, sexy, and diverse collection of stories exploring transgender sexualities from a first- person perspective."--Julia Serano "Tobi Hill-Meyer takes all the healthful sexuality, celebrated individualism, and bodily familiarity that I love about queer porn and presents it in thirty conscientiously curated stories. She's touched a nerve--and it feels good!"--Jiz Lee

Lgbt Love

***All royalties from the sale of this anthology will be donated to charitable organizations supporting LGBT individuals and communities.*** LGBT Love is in the air!

Lgbt Love

***All royalties from the sale of this anthology will be donated to charitable organizations supporting LGBT individuals and communities.*** LGBT Love is in the air! Fall for romance with 10 sensual stories by award-winning queer author Giselle Renarde. From lesbian cops to gay professors, bisexual businessmen to transgender soldiers, diverse characters find the everlasting affection they've been searching for in LGBT Love.

Lgbt Love

Fall for romance with 10 sensual stories by award-winning queer author Giselle Renarde.

Lgbt Love

***All royalties from the sale of this anthology will be donated to charitable organizations supporting LGBT individuals and communities.*** LGBT Love is in the air! Fall for romance with 10 sensual stories by award-winning queer author Giselle Renarde. From lesbian cops to gay professors, bisexual businessmen to transgender soldiers, diverse characters find the everlasting affection they've been searching for in LGBT Love. 18 Point; Calibri Font; Large Print Edition

Sorted

Archives of Plastic Surgery 42, no. 5 (2015). 601–7. doi:10.5999/aps.2015.42.5.601. Erickson-Schroth, Laura. Trans Bodies, Trans Selves: A Resource for the Transgender Community. New York: Oxford University Press, 2014.

Sorted

An unflinching and endearing memoir from LGBTQ+ advocate Jackson Bird about how he finally sorted things out and came out as a transgender man. When Jackson Bird was twenty-five, he came out as transgender to his friends, family, and anyone in the world with an internet connection. Assigned female at birth and raised as a girl, he often wondered if he should have been born a boy. Jackson didn’t share this thought with anyone because he didn’t think he could share it with anyone. Growing up in Texas in the 1990s, he had no transgender role models. He barely remembers meeting anyone who was openly gay, let alone being taught that transgender people existed outside of punchlines. In this “soulful and heartfelt coming-of-age story” (Jamia Wilson, director and publisher of the Feminist Press), Jackson chronicles the ups and downs of growing up gender-confused. Illuminated by journal entries spanning childhood to adolescence to today, he candidly recalls the challenges and loneliness he endured as he came to terms with both his gender and his bisexual identity. With warmth and wit, Jackson also recounts how he navigated the many obstacles and quirks of his transition––like figuring out how to have a chest binder delivered to his NYU dorm room and having an emotional breakdown at a Harry Potter fan convention. From his first shot of testosterone to his eventual top surgery, Jackson lets you in on every part of his journey—taking the time to explain trans terminology and little-known facts about gender and identity along the way. “A compassionate, tender-hearted, and accessible book for anyone who might need a hand to hold as they walk through their own transition or the transition of a loved one” (Austin Chant, author of Peter Darling), Sorted demonstrates the power and beauty in being yourself, even when you’re not sure who “yourself” is.

Out Online Trans Self Representation and Community Building on YouTube

Drawing on rich, virtual ethnographic studies of trans video blogging, the author sheds light on the ways in which the video blog (or ’vlog’) as a multimodal medium enables trans people to tell their stories with the use of sound, text, ...

Out Online  Trans Self Representation and Community Building on YouTube

Trans people are increasingly stepping out of the shadow of pathologization and secretiveness to tell their life stories, share information and to connect with like-minded others, using YouTube as a platform. Out Online: Trans Self-Representation and Community Building on YouTube explores the digital revolution of trans video blogging, addressing ’trans’ in its many meanings and configurations to examine the different ways in which the body in transformation and the vlog as a medium intersect. Drawing on rich, virtual ethnographic studies of trans video blogging, the author sheds light on the ways in which the video blog (or ’vlog’) as a multimodal medium enables trans people to tell their stories with the use of sound, text, music, and pictures - thus offering new ways to construct and archive bodily changes, and to revise the story endlessly. A groundbreaking study of the intersection between trans identity and technology, Out Online explores the transformative and therapeutic potential of the video blog as a means by which trans vloggers can emerge and develop online, using the vlog as a site for creation, intervention, community building and resistance. As such, it will appeal to social scientists and scholars of cultural and media studies with interests in gender, sexuality and embodiment.

Birch Philosopher X

The power of this collection is its raw lyricism and experimental artistry in the tradition of LGBTQ expression and resistance. 

Birch Philosopher X

The experimental, fragmented, and nonlinear poems in Birch Philosopher X are an archive of Red Washburn's intergenerational families of women, including tributes to LGBTQ elders, their grandmother, and their mother, as well as their writing as care work for their ancestors who have transitioned on. In free-verse lyric, narrative, prose, and hybrid poems, the poet explores themes of memory and witness, gender identity and sexuality, ancestry and legacy, love and loss, death and mourning, childhood and imagination, politics and the body, affect and temporality, nature and healing, family and friendship, and LGBTQ and feminist issues. They also address their intersecting identities as a white, trans, nonbinary queer from working-class Irish roots, focusing on tracing their gender transition and healing process, exploring their possibilities for freedom using sound meditation, and embracing the lacunae of nonbinary being and classification. In addition, the volume encompasses different forms of love, such as romance, eroticism, sex, friendship, kinship, chosen family, and animal love, that complicate fixed notions of joy and pleasure in interesting and compelling ways. The collection includes a range of poems that reflect on space, where childhood, nature, and politics coalesce across time and circumstance. The power of this collection is its raw lyricism and experimental artistry in the tradition of LGBTQ expression and resistance. 

Theorizing Transgender Identity for Clinical Practice

LAMBDA LITERARY AWARD FINALIST - Transgender Non-Fiction Providing new approaches for exploring gender identity and expression, this book is ideal for clinical practice with transgender and gender nonconforming/diverse clients.

Theorizing Transgender Identity for Clinical Practice

Providing new approaches for exploring gender identity and expression, this book is ideal for clinical practice with transgender and gender nonconforming/diverse clients. Importantly, it moves beyond the medical model to advance an understanding of transgender subjectivity as a natural variation of gender in humans. The book deepens understanding of the developmental trajectory of trans and gender non-conforming individuals over their lifespan, before and beyond transition, by offering new theories on gender. Drawing on theories from a range of different fields including psychoanalysis, philosophy, neuroscience, consciousness studies, trauma therapy, sex therapy, gender theory, disability studies and trans studies, it illustrates how informed clinical practice can recognise the complexity of gender identity and expression. With chapters on the understanding of core gender through the Free Energy Principle, the foundations of gender in consciousness, a gender algorithm, trauma, mirroring, and sexual functioning, this book works to provide a superior method of clinical practice that can better serve trans communities and our understanding of gender across the population.

Trans

This is the treatise on the asterisks for which we have been waiting, blending academic and popular discourse in that Halberstam way.

Trans

This title is part of American Studies Now and available as an e-book first. Visit ucpress.edu/go/americanstudiesnow to learn more. In the last decade, public discussions of transgender issues have increased exponentially. However, with this increased visibility has come not just power, but regulation, both in favor of and against trans people. What was once regarded as an unusual or even unfortunate disorder has become an accepted articulation of gendered embodiment as well as a new site for political activism and political recognition. What happened in the last few decades to prompt such an extensive rethinking of our understanding of gendered embodiment? How did a stigmatized identity become so central to U.S. and European articulations of self? And how have people responded to the new definitions and understanding of sex and the gendered body? In Trans*, Jack Halberstam explores these recent shifts in the meaning of the gendered body and representation, and explores the possibilities of a nongendered, gender-optional, or gender-queer future.

Irish Women s Prison Writing

This book explores 50 years of Irish women's prison writing, 1960s-2010s, connecting the work of women leaders and writers in the Six Counties of Ireland during the Troubles.

Irish Women s Prison Writing

This book explores 50 years of Irish women's prison writing, 1960s-2010s, connecting the work of women leaders and writers in the Six Counties of Ireland during the Troubles. This volume analyzes political communiqués, petitions, news coverage, prison files, personal letters, poetry and short prose, and memoirs, highlighting the personal correspondence, auto/biographical narratives, and poetry of the following key women: Bernadette McAliskey, Eileen Hickey, Mairéad Farrell, Síle Darragh, Ella O'Dwyer, Martina Anderson, Dolours Price, Marian McGlinchey (formerly Marian Price), and Áine and Eibhlín Nic Giolla Easpaig (Ann and Eileen Gillespie), Roseleen Walsh, and Margaretta D'Arcy. This text builds on different fields and discourses to reimagine gender and genre as central to an interdisciplinary and intersectional prison archive. Centering Irish women's prison writings, in order to challenge canonization in history and literature, this volume argues that women's lives and words offer a different view of gender and nation as well as offer a fuller and more inclusive archive of Irish history and literature. Additionally, this book will point to the ways in which their politics of everyday life and their cultural work is a form of anti-colonial civil rights feminism, for it speaks truth to power in a world in which compliance and silence are valued. Overall, this text focuses on rethinking and recasting women's voices and words in order to document and promote the ongoing Irish freedom struggle from an abolitionist feminist perspective.

Becoming a Malaysian Trans Man

This book explores the fluid, mutable and contingent ways in which transgender men in Malaysia construct their subjectivities.

Becoming a Malaysian Trans Man

This book explores the fluid, mutable and contingent ways in which transgender men in Malaysia construct their subjectivities. Against the dearth of academic resources on Malaysian trans men, this ground-breaking monograph is rooted in the lived experiences of Malaysian trans men whose vicissitudes have mostly been hidden, silenced and overlooked. Comprising diverse age groups, ethnicities, socio-economic status, educational backgrounds and religious persuasions, these trans men reveal how they navigate life in a country with secular and religious laws that criminalise their embodiments, and the strategies they deploy to achieve self-determination and self-actualisation despite being perceived as aberrant and sinful. This book demonstrates how negotiations with constitutive elements such as gender identity, social interaction, citizenship, legality, bodily struggle, medical transitioning and personal spiritual validation condition the becomings of Malaysian trans men.