Download and read online A Herstory of Transmasculine Identities in PDF and EPUB Unravelling the complex intersections of FTM gender transitions, lesbianism and feminism... Identities. Gender concerns. Misogyny. Objectification. Politics. Patriarchy. Discrimination. Rejection. Losses. Gains. Emotions. "ABOUT THIS BOOK" Part One explores the deeper meanings, definitions and embodiments of gender, sexuality, and identity, including the social and personal politics of each. Part Two contains the stories and experiences of individuals who welcome this opportunity to share their lives in order to facilitate understanding, acceptance and education. This book shares stories of those individuals who came from the lesbian community and how they arrived at the place they are now in their identities. There are also stories from those who were not a part of the lesbian community but adhered to a strong feminist perspective, having to overcome reservations of moving from a gender associated with oppression to one associated with privilege. These stories encompass a variety of experiences with exploring gender, sexuality, and identity. This book is not intended to portray the experience of all female-to-male individuals, nor is it in any way saying that transmasculine people are lesbian, but rather it is to fill a void in literature for a particular group of men in the trans community. "WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING" .... a provocative and important exploration of trans men's experiences and identities... - Masen Davis, co-director of Global Action for Trans Equality .... a valuable work to the literature of genderqueer and transgender theory.... an unexamined need for many female-to-male trans individuals to continue to honor a past connection to the lesbian community.... controversial and complex, stretching the relatively new field of trans-scholarship in important ways. - Patrick Califia, author of Sex Changes: The Politics of Transgenderism .... part anthology, part memoir, part Trans 101, part academic exploration of masculine identities attached to bodies assigned female at birth.... a trans masculine feminist perspective to reflecti?ve questions about gender and sexuality and accepts what others might find incongruent, including that trans men have herstories to embrace.?- Jacob Anderson-Minshall, co-author Queerly Beloved: A Love Story Across Genders .... offers an important glimpse into the lives of trans masculine people as they explore their identity in a manner that brings to the fore the stark reality of what is means to live in one's truth. - lore m. dickey, PhD., Assistant Professor and Training Director, Northern Arizona University "ABOUT THE AUTHOR" Michael Eric Brown is the Founder and Executive Director of TransMentors International, Inc., a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting transgender men, women and youth in their day-to-day lives. He is known for his contributions both on and offline, especially in the realm of social justice and gender concerns. A student who is interested in how people's thoughts, feelings, and behaviors are influenced by the actual, imagined, or implied presence of others, Michael is working his way towards a PhD in Social Psychology in order to both educate society and provide research on the lives of transgender individuals. As a professional freelance writer, he writes on a variety of subjects and engages his readers with his unique writing style.
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Download and read online Nina Here Nor There in PDF and EPUB Ambitious, sporty, feminine "capital-L lesbians" had been Nina Krieger's type, for friends that is. She hadn't dated in seven years, a period of non-stop traveling--searching for what, or avoiding what, she didn't know. When she lands in San Francisco's Castro neighborhood, her roommates introduce her to a whole new world, full of people who identify as queer, who modify their bodies and blur the line between woman and man, who defy everything Nina thought she knew about gender and identity. Despite herself, Nina is drawn to the people she once considered freaks, and before long, she is forging a path that is neither man nor woman, here nor there. This candid and humorous memoir of gender awakening brings readers into the world of the next generation of transgender warriors and tells a classic tale of first love and self-discovery.--From publisher description.
Download and read online Bright Lines in PDF and EPUB Named a finalist for the Center for Fiction First Novel Prize, the Brooklyn Eagles Literary Prize, and the Edmund White Debut Fiction Award “A Brooklyn-by-way-of-Bangladesh Royal Tenenbaums.”—The Denver Post A vibrant debut novel, set in Brooklyn and Bangladesh, follows three young women and one family struggling to make peace with secrets and their past For as long as she can remember, Ella has longed to feel at home. Orphaned as a child after her parents’ murder, and afflicted with hallucinations at dusk, she’s always felt more at ease in nature than with people. She traveled from Bangladesh to Brooklyn to live with the Saleems: her uncle Anwar, aunt Hashi, and their beautiful daughter, Charu, her complete opposite. One summer, when Ella returns home from college, she discovers Charu’s friend Maya—an Islamic cleric’s runaway daughter—asleep in her bedroom. As the girls have a summer of clandestine adventure and sexual awakenings, Anwar—owner of a popular botanical apothecary—has his own secrets, threatening his thirty-year marriage. But when tragedy strikes, the Saleems find themselves blamed. To keep his family from unraveling, Anwar takes them on a fated trip to Bangladesh, to reckon with the past, their extended family, and each other. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Download and read online Out of the Closet Into the Archives in PDF and EPUB The first book to focus on the experience of LGBT archival research. Out of the Closet, Into the Archives takes readers inside the experience of how it feels to do queer archival research and queer research in the archive. The archive, much like the closet, exposes various levels of public and privateness—recognition, awareness, refusal, impulse, disclosure, framing, silence, cultural intelligibility—each mediated and determined through subjective insider/outsider ways of knowing. The contributors draw on their experiences conducting research in disciplines such as sociology, African American studies, English, communications, performance studies, anthropology, and women’s and gender studies. These essays challenge scholars to engage with their affective experience of being in the archive, illuminating how the space of the archive requires a different kind of deeply personal, embodied research.
Download and read online Harriet the Spy in PDF and EPUB Harriet M. Welsch is a spy. In her notebook, she writes down everything she knows about everyone, even her classmates and her best friends. Then Harriet loses track of her notebook, and it ends up in the wrong hands. Before she can stop them, her friends have read the always truthful, sometimes awful things she’s written about each of them. Will Harriet find a way to put her life and her friendships back together?
Download and read online Becoming Nicole in PDF and EPUB 'Becoming Nicole is a powerful and illuminating book about one couple's journey in coming to accept and nurture their transgender daughter. It's a page turner and a heart opener. I couldn't recommend it more highly.' Cheryl Strayed, author of Wild When Wayne and Kelly Maines adopted identical twin boys, they thought their lives were complete. But it wasn't long before they noticed a marked difference between Jonas and his brother, Wyatt. Jonas preferred sports and trucks and many of the things little boys were 'supposed' to like; but Wyatt liked princess dolls and dressing up and playing Little Mermaid. By the time the twins were toddlers, confusion over Wyatt's insistence that he was female began to tear the family apart. Becoming Nicole is the heart-wrenching story of a mother whose instincts told her that her child needed love and not disapproval; of a conservative, army-veteran father who overcame his deepest fears to embrace his new daughter; of a loving brother who never gave up supporting his twin sister; and of a town forced to confront its own prejudices. More than that, however, Becoming Nicole is the story of an extraordinary girl who fought for the right to be herself.
Download and read online Luna in PDF and EPUB Regan's brother Liam can't stand the person he is during the day. Like the moon from whom Liam has chosen his female namesake, his true self, Luna, only reveals herself at night. In the secrecy of his basement bedroom Liam transforms himself into the beautiful girl he longs to be, with help from his sister's clothes and makeup. Now, everything is about to change-Luna is preparing to emerge from her cocoon. But are Liam's family and friends ready to welcome Luna into their lives? Compelling and provocative, this is an unforgettable novel about a transgender teen's struggle for self-identity and acceptance.
Download and read online From the Inside Out in PDF and EPUB Born female, yet realising how little they identitfied with that gender, these writers illuminate the experiences of those who identify as FTM (female to male), and those whose gender is more fluid (genderqueer, thirdgender etc) Given the opportunity to write about any aspect of changing gender identity, from dating to family issues, these authors have beautifully crafted stories offering heartfelt insight into the changing dynamics of identity politics. These writers prove that biology doesn't control destiny.
Download and read online Sex Changes in PDF and EPUB Patrick Califia's meticulously researched history of transsexuality combines well thought-out chronology with Califia's hallmark candor and insight. Writing about both male-to-female and female-to-male transsexuals, Califia examines the lives of transgender pioneers like Christine Jorgensen, Jan Morris, Renee Richards, and Mark Rees; partners of transgendered people like Minnie Bruce Pratt; and contemporary transgender activists like Leslie Feinberg and Kate Bornstein. Includes new writing by the author reflecting changes in the transsexual community in the five years since publication of the first edition, as well as his own decision to transition to a female-to-male transsexual identity. "
Download and read online Becoming a Visible Man in PDF and EPUB A transsexual activist offers insights into the challenges of gender dysphoria. Born with a female body, and in a lesbian parent relationship prior to sex reassignment surgery, the author explores how we know our sex and discusses the complexities of the answer for those whose sex and gender are mismatched, examining medical options, psychosocial and legal implications, and media representations of "transpeople."
Download and read online Captive Genders in PDF and EPUB This collection represents years of struggle in both transgender, gender variant, and queer liberation movements, and the movement against the prison industrial complex. The first of its kind, not simply a bridge, but a space for discourse about the linkages between these struggles. A vital look at how gender and sexuality are lived under the crushing weight of corporal captivity.
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