Redefining Realness

Redefining Realness
Author: Janet Mock
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2014-02-04
ISBN 10: 1476709149
ISBN 13: 9781476709147
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Redefining Realness Book Review:

New York Times Bestseller • Winner of the 2015 WOMEN'S WAY Book Prize • Goodreads Best of 2014 Semi-Finalist • Books for a Better Life Award Finalist • Lambda Literary Award Finalist • Time Magazine “30 Most Influential People on the Internet” • American Library Association Stonewall Honor Book In her profound and courageous New York Times bestseller, Janet Mock establishes herself as a resounding and inspirational voice for the transgender community—and anyone fighting to define themselves on their own terms. With unflinching honesty and moving prose, Janet Mock relays her experiences of growing up young, multiracial, poor, and trans in America, offering readers accessible language while imparting vital insight about the unique challenges and vulnerabilities of a marginalized and misunderstood population. Though undoubtedly an account of one woman’s quest for self at all costs, Redefining Realness is a powerful vision of possibility and self-realization, pushing us all toward greater acceptance of one another—and of ourselves—showing as never before how to be unapologetic and real.

Redefining Realness

Redefining Realness
Author: Janet Mock
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 263
Release: 2014-02-04
ISBN 10: 1476709122
ISBN 13: 9781476709123
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Redefining Realness Book Review:

A journalist and activist who was profiled in a 2011 Marie Claire feature outlines bold perspectives on the realities of being young, multi-racial, economically challenged and transgender in today's America, recounting her disadvantaged youth and decision to undergo gender reassignment surgery at the age of 18 before pursuing a career and falling in love.

Redefining Realness

Redefining Realness
Author: Janet Mock
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2014-12-02
ISBN 10: 1476709130
ISBN 13: 9781476709130
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Redefining Realness Book Review:

In this New York Times bestseller—the first transgender memoir written by an African American—an extraordinary young woman recounts her coming-of-age. “Undercurrents of strong emotion swirl throughout this well-written book…An enlightening, much-needed perspective on transgender identity” (Kirkus Reviews). In 2011, Marie Claire magazine published a profile of Janet Mock in which she stepped forward for the first time as a trans woman. Those twenty-three hundred words were life-altering for the People.com editor, turning her into an influential and outspoken public figure and a desperately needed voice for an often voiceless community. In these pages, she offers a bold and inspiring perspective on being young, multicultural, economically challenged, and transgender in America. This “heart-rending autobiography of love, longing, and fulfillment” (bell hooks, author of All About Love) follows Mock's quest for identity, from an early, unwavering conviction about her gender to a turbulent adolescence in Honolulu that saw her transitioning during the tender years of high school, self-medicating with hormones at fifteen, and flying across the world alone for sex reassignment surgery at just eighteen. Despite the hurdles, Mock received a scholarship to college and moved to New York City, where she earned a master's degree and enjoyed the success of an enviable career. Now, with unflinching honesty, Mock uses her own experience to impart vital insight about the unique challenges and vulnerabilities of trans youth and brave girls like herself. A profound statement of affirmation from a courageous woman, Redefining Realness provides a whole new outlook on what it means to be a woman today, and shows as never before how to be authentic, unapologetic, and wholly yourself.

Surpassing Certainty

Surpassing Certainty
Author: Janet Mock
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2017-06-13
ISBN 10: 1501145797
ISBN 13: 9781501145797
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Surpassing Certainty Book Review:

Riveting, rousing, and utterly real, Surpassing Certainty is a portrait of a young woman searching for her purpose and place in the world—without a road map to guide her. The journey begins a few months before her twentieth birthday. Janet Mock is adjusting to her days as a first-generation college student at the University of Hawaii and her nights as a dancer at a strip club. Finally content in her body, she vacillates between flaunting and concealing herself as she navigates dating and disclosure, sex and intimacy, and most important, letting herself be truly seen. Under the neon lights of Club Nu, Janet meets Troy, a yeoman stationed at Pearl Harbor naval base, who becomes her first. The pleasures and perils of their union serve as a backdrop for Janet’s progression through her early twenties with all the universal growing pains—falling in and out of love, living away from home, and figuring out what she wants to do with her life. Despite her disadvantages, fueled by her dreams and inimitable drive, Janet makes her way through New York City while holding her truth close. She builds a career in the highly competitive world of magazine publishing—within the unique context of being trans, a woman, and a person of color. Long before she became one of the world’s most respected media figures and lauded leaders for equality and justice, Janet was a girl taking the time she needed to just be—to learn how to advocate for herself before becoming an advocate for others. As you witness Janet’s slow-won success and painful failures, Surpassing Certainty will embolden you, shift the way you see others, and affirm your journey in search of self.

Trans Exploits

Trans Exploits
Author: Jian Neo Chen
Publsiher: Duke University Press
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2019-11-06
ISBN 10: 1478002336
ISBN 13: 9781478002338
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Trans Exploits Book Review:

In Trans Exploits Jian Neo Chen explores the cultural practices created by trans and gender-nonconforming artists and activists of color. They argue for a radical rethinking of the policies and technologies of racial gendering and assimilative social programming that have divided LGBT communities and communities of color along the lines of gender, sexuality, class, immigration status, and ability. Focusing on performance, film/video, literature, digital media, and other forms of cultural expression and activism that track the displaced emergences of trans people of color, Chen highlights the complex and varied responses by trans communities to their social dispossession. Through these responses, trans of color cultural workers such as performance artist Yozmit, writer Janet Mock, and organizer Jennicet Gutiérrez challenge dominating perceptions and institutions that kill, confine, police, and discipline trans people.

Captive Genders

Captive Genders
Author: Eric A. Stanley,Nat Smith
Publsiher: AK Press
Total Pages: 425
Release: 2015-10-05
ISBN 10: 1849352356
ISBN 13: 9781849352352
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Captive Genders Book Review:

A Lambda Literary Award finalist, Captive Genders is a powerful tool against the prison industrial complex and for queer liberation. This expanded edition contains four new essays, including a foreword by CeCe McDonald and a new essay by Chelsea Manning. Eric Stanley is a postdoctoral fellow at UCSD. His writings appear in Social Text, American Quarterly, and Women and Performance, as well as various collections. Nat Smith works with Critical Resistance and the Trans/Variant and Intersex Justice Project. CeCe McDonald was unjustly incarcerated after fatally stabbing a transphobic attacker in 2011. She was released in 2014 after serving nineteen months for second-degree manslaughter.

Bird of Paradise

Bird of Paradise
Author: Raquel Cepeda
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 315
Release: 2014-02-04
ISBN 10: 1451635877
ISBN 13: 9781451635874
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bird of Paradise Book Review:

Chronicles the author's quest to find out about her ancestry through DNA testing, sharing findings, stories, and the controveries around Latino identity.

Ordinary Light

Ordinary Light
Author: Tracy K. Smith
Publsiher: Knopf
Total Pages: 349
Release: 2015
ISBN 10: 0307962660
ISBN 13: 9780307962669
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ordinary Light Book Review:

"A memoir about the author's coming of age as she grapples with her identity as an artist, her family's racial history, and her mother's death from cancer"--

Laverne Cox

Laverne Cox
Author: Erin Staley
Publsiher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
Total Pages: 112
Release: 2016-07-15
ISBN 10: 1508171599
ISBN 13: 9781508171591
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Laverne Cox Book Review:

In 2013, Orange Is the New Black began captivating audiences with its cast of female characters representing diverse strata of society. Perhaps no star on the show has inspired as much as Laverne Cox, who plays the black transgender inmate Sophia Burset. Cox's work, both as an actor and off-screen, has brought attention to the risks faced by vulnerable populations, particularly racial minority transgender individuals. This biography documents Cox's triumphant life and work as an activist, documenting her own growth from troubling times she recalls as a teenager to becoming the first openly transgender actor nominated for an Emmy.

Woman I Was Not Born To Be

Woman I Was Not Born To Be
Author: Aleshia Brevard
Publsiher: Temple University Press
Total Pages: 249
Release: 2001-02-15
ISBN 10: 1566398401
ISBN 13: 9781566398404
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Woman I Was Not Born To Be Book Review:

An absorbing autobiography of a transsexual

Trans Voices

Trans Voices
Author: Declan Henry
Publsiher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2017-01-19
ISBN 10: 178450520X
ISBN 13: 9781784505202
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Trans Voices Book Review:

Bronze Winner for the 2017 Independent Publisher Book Awards in the category of Gay/Lesbian/Bi/Trans Non-Fiction Foregrounding the voices of transgender and non-binary people, this honest and insightful book is a compilation of the voices of those who have decided to undergo transition - both male-to-female and female-to-male. Drawing on over one hundred interviews with individuals, the book details the diverse experiences and challenges faced by those who transition, exploring a range of topics such as hormone treatments; reassignment surgeries; coming out; sex and sexuality; physical, emotional and mental health; transphobia; discrimination; and hate crime, as well as highlighting the lives of non-binary individuals and those who cross-dress to form a wider understanding of the varied ways in which people experience gender. This powerful book is an ideal introduction to those keen to understand more about contemporary trans issues as well as those questioning their own gender identity.

A Year Without a Name

A Year Without a Name
Author: Cyrus Grace Dunham
Publsiher: Little, Brown
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2019-10-15
ISBN 10: 0316444952
ISBN 13: 9780316444958
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Year Without a Name Book Review:

From "an extraordinary new voice," a "passionate and clear-eyed and unputdownable" meditation on queerness, family, and desire. (Mary Karr) For as long as they can remember, Cyrus Grace Dunham felt like a visitor in their own body. Their life was a series of imitations--lovable little girl, daughter, sister, young gay woman--until their profound sense of alienation became intolerable. Moving between Grace and Cyrus, Dunham brings us inside the chrysalis of gender transition, asking us to bear witness to an uncertain and exhilarating process that troubles our most basic assumptions about who we are and how we are constituted. Written with disarming emotional intensity in a voice uniquely theirs, A Year Without a Name is a potent, thrillingly unresolved queer coming of age story. Named one of Fall 2019's Most Anticipated Books by:TimeNYLONVogueELLEBuzzfeed BustleO MagazineHarper's Bazaar

On Christopher Street

On Christopher Street
Author: Mark Seliger
Publsiher: Rizzoli International Publications
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2016-10-04
ISBN 10: 9780847858316
ISBN 13: 0847858316
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

On Christopher Street Book Review:

On Christopher Street there are all kinds of sexual orientations and gender identities, endless possibilities of potential selves: transgender, transsexual, non-binary, genderqueer, femme, butch, cross-dresser, drag kings, drag queens, and many other identities that shift, adapt, and challenge our understanding of gender. This street nestled in the middle of New York City s Greenwich Village is heralded as the birthplace of the modern LGBTQ rights movement. Today, the intersection at Christopher and Hudson Streets has been renamed Sylvia Rivera Way, after the pioneering trans-activist and the annual LGBTQ pride parade ends its procession on Christopher Street, where the revolution began at the Stonewall Inn. Renowned photographer Mark Seliger, best known for his portraits of celebrities, musicians, and artists, has called the West Village home for nearly two decades. For his latest book, "On Christopher Street: Transgender Stories," his curiosity inspired him to shoot a handful of portraits documentary style in hopes of capturing the color, flamboyant characters, and theatre of a famous, but vanishing neighborhood. What Seliger discovered was a nightly carnival of personalities that open up the visual discourse about sexuality and the constant ebb and flow of the transgender world we all inhabit today. The end result is a collection of 74 beautiful, black and white portraits, all taken with Seliger s Hasselblad camera, and never-before-published. These forthcoming portraits of trans people on Christopher Street combined with their moving and deeply personal stories remind us of our need for sanctuary, for a space to call our own. Their presence challenges us to redefine home, community, and ownership. Their presence challenges us to stop and reflect. No longer will we remain idle and pass by them in fear and prejudice. We will stand with them, recognize them, and see them. These are our streets, and these are our people. "On Christopher Street: Transgender Stories"stands out as some of Seliger s most powerful work."

Life and Correspondence of Sir Thomas Lawrence Kt

Life and Correspondence of Sir Thomas Lawrence  Kt
Author: D. E. Williams
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 586
Release: 1831
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: NYPL:33433072052362
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Life and Correspondence of Sir Thomas Lawrence Kt Book Review:

The Truth that Never Hurts

The Truth that Never Hurts
Author: Barbara Smith
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business
Total Pages: 217
Release: 2000
ISBN 10: 9780813527611
ISBN 13: 0813527619
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Truth that Never Hurts Book Review:

The Truth That Never Hurts brings together for the first time more than two decades of literary criticism and political thought about gender, race, sexuality, power, and social change. As one of the first writers in the United States to claim Black feminism for Black women in the early seventies, Barbara Smith has done groundbreaking work in defining a Black women's literary tradition; in examining the sexual politics of the lives of Black and other women of color; in representing the lives of Black lesbians and gay men; and in making connections between race, class, sexuality, and gender.

Black Girl Dangerous

Black Girl Dangerous
Author: Mia McKenzie
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 180
Release: 2014-05-05
ISBN 10: 9780988628632
ISBN 13: 0988628635
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Black Girl Dangerous Book Review:

Mia McKenzie, creator of the enormously popular website Black Girl Dangerous, writes about race, queerness, class and gender in a concise, compelling voice filled at different times with humor, grief, rage, and joy. In this collection of her work from BGD (now available only in this book), McKenzie's nuanced analysis of intersecting systems of oppression goes deep to reveal the complicated truths of a multiply-marginalized experience. McKenzie tackles the hardest questions of our time with clarity and courage, in language that is accessible to non-academics and academics alike. She is both fearless and vulnerable, demanding and accountable. Hers is a voice like no other. "One of the most provocative and insightful writers of our generation." -Aura Bogado, Colorlines "A fierce voice among a generation of queer and trans folk of color." -Janet Mock, New York Times Bestselling Author of "Redefining Realness" "Tough-love activism at its best-straightforward, challenging, whip-smart, and uncompromising." -Andi Zeisler, Bitch Magazine

Beyonc in Formation

Beyonc   in Formation
Author: Omise'eke Natasha Tinsley
Publsiher: University of Texas Press
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2018-11-06
ISBN 10: 1477318399
ISBN 13: 9781477318393
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Beyonc in Formation Book Review:

Making headlines when it was launched in 2015, Omise’eke Tinsley’s undergraduate course “Beyoncé Feminism, Rihanna Womanism” has inspired students from all walks of life. In Beyoncé in Formation, Tinsley now takes her rich observations beyond the classroom, using the blockbuster album and video Lemonade as a soundtrack for vital new-millennium narratives. Woven with candid observations about her life as a feminist scholar of African studies and a cisgender femme married to a trans spouse, Tinsley’s “Femme-onade” mixtape explores myriad facets of black women’s sexuality and gender. Turning to Beyoncé’s “Don’t Hurt Yourself,” Tinsley assesses black feminist critiques of marriage and then considers the models of motherhood offered in “Daddy Lessons,” interspersing these passages with memories from Tinsley’s multiracial family history. Her chapters on nontraditional bonds culminate in a discussion of contemporary LGBT politics through the lens of the internet-breaking video “Formation,” underscoring why Beyoncé’s black femme-inism isn’t only for ciswomen. From pleasure politics and the struggle for black women’s reproductive justice to the subtext of blues and country music traditions, the landscape in this tour is populated by activists and artists (including Loretta Lynn) and infused with vibrant interpretations of Queen Bey’s provocative, peerless imagery and lyrics. In the tradition of Roxanne Gay’s Bad Feminist and Jill Lepore’s best-selling cultural histories, Beyoncé in Formation is the work of a daring intellectual who is poised to spark a new conversation about freedom and identity in America.

A Book for Her

A Book for Her
Author: Bridget Christie
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2015-07-02
ISBN 10: 1448185335
ISBN 13: 9781448185337
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Book for Her Book Review:

Bridget Christie is a stand-up comedian, idiot and feminist. On the 30th of April 2012, a man farted in the Women’s Studies Section of a bookshop and it changed her life forever. A Book For Her details Christie’s twelve years of anonymous toil in the bowels of stand-up comedy and the sudden epiphany that made her, unbelievably, one of the most critically acclaimed British stand-up comedians this decade, drawing together the threads that link a smelly smell in the women’s studies section to the global feminist struggle. Find out how nice Peter Stringfellow’s fish tastes, how yoghurt advertising perpetuates rape myths, and how Emily Bronte used a special ladies’ pen to write Wuthering Heights. If you’re interested in comedy and feminism, then this is definitely the book for you. If you hate both then I’d probably give it a miss. “Christie is adept at turning on a sixpence between being comical, or serious, or both at once, and at pricking her own earnestness.” Telegraph ‘Christie piles derision and tomfoolery upon everyday sexism, while never pretending that jokes alone will solve the problem.’ Guardian

Whipping Girl

Whipping Girl
Author: Julia Serano
Publsiher: Seal Press
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2016-03-08
ISBN 10: 1580056237
ISBN 13: 9781580056236
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Whipping Girl Book Review:

In the updated second edition of Whipping Girl, Julia Serano, a transsexual woman whose supremely intelligent writing reflects her background as a lesbian transgender activist and professional biologist, shares her powerful experiences and observations—both pre- and post-transition—to reveal the ways in which fear, suspicion, and dismissiveness toward femininity shape our societal attitudes toward trans women, as well as gender and sexuality as a whole. Serano's well-honed arguments and reputation as a thought-leader stem from her ability to bridge the gap between the often-disparate biological and social perspectives on gender. In this provocative manifesto, she exposes how deep-rooted the cultural belief is that femininity is frivolous, weak, and passive, and how this “feminine” weakness exists only to attract and appease male desire. In addition to debunking popular misconceptions about transsexuality, Serano makes the case that today's feminists and transgender activists must work to embrace and empower femininity—in all of its wondrous forms.

A Brief History of Feminism

A Brief History of Feminism
Author: Antje Schrupp
Publsiher: MIT Press
Total Pages: 80
Release: 2017-08-25
ISBN 10: 0262037114
ISBN 13: 9780262037112
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Brief History of Feminism Book Review:

An engaging illustrated history of feminism from antiquity through third-wave feminism, featuring Sappho, Mary Magdalene, Mary Wollstonecraft, Sojourner Truth, Simone de Beauvoir, and many others. The history of feminism? The right to vote, Susan B. Anthony, Gloria Steinem, white pantsuits? Oh, but there's so much more. And we need to know about it, especially now. In pithy text and pithier comics, A Brief History of Feminism engages us, educates us, makes us laugh, and makes us angry. It begins with antiquity and the early days of Judeo-Christianity. (Mary Magdalene questions the maleness of Jesus's inner circle: “People will end up getting the notion you don't want women to be priests.” Jesus: “Really, Mary, do you always have to be so negative?”) It continues through the Middle Ages, the Early Modern period, and the Enlightenment (“Liberty, equality, fraternity!” “But fraternity means brotherhood!”). It covers the beginnings of an organized women's movement in the nineteenth century, second-wave Feminism, queer feminism, and third-wave Feminism. Along the way, we learn about important figures: Olympe de Gouges, author of the “Declaration of the Rights of Woman and the Female Citizen” (guillotined by Robespierre); Flora Tristan, who linked the oppression of women and the oppression of the proletariat before Marx and Engels set pen to paper; and the poet Audre Lorde, who pointed to the racial obliviousness of mainstream feminism in the 1970s and 1980s. We learn about bourgeois and working-class issues, and the angry racism of some American feminists when black men got the vote before women did. We see God as a long-bearded old man emerging from a cloud (and once, as a woman with her hair in curlers). And we learn the story so far of a history that is still being written.