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.