Saturday, October 24, 2015

Top ten transgender books

Juliet Jacques is a freelance writer who covers gender, sexuality, literature, film and football. One of her top ten transgender books, as shared at the Guardian:
Redefining Realness by Janet Mock (2014)

After coming out as transsexual in an article for Marie Claire, journalist Janet Mock became a passionate advocate for trans people, particularly those of colour. In Redefining Realness – named after Jennie Livingston’s documentary Paris is Burning – Mock hooks plenty of information about trans healthcare, communities and culture onto a personal narrative. This explains how her gender identity was policed and how she did sex work to fund surgery – and why she felt compelled to tell her story in the way she did.
Read about the other entries on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue