Becoming Nicole: The Transformation of an American Family by Amy Ellis Nutt

Review:  I’ve had this book on my To Read list for a while but finally prioritized it for the Litsy A to Z Challenge. I had first seen it when looking for books on the trans experience that talked about more than the act of transitioning from one end of the gender spectrum to a place further into the other end. The story itself is … Continue reading Becoming Nicole: The Transformation of an American Family by Amy Ellis Nutt

LGBT Pride Month

                 Both Wikipedia and Transgender History give a complete history of why it is that June is the LGBT Pride Month. In a nutshell, events were originally put together to commemorate the Stonewall riots but it eventually grew into what is now LGBT Pride Month, or more colloquially known as Gay Pride Month. Personally, I prefer the acronym because it recognize the full scope of people expressing their … Continue reading LGBT Pride Month

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A book to consider on the International Day against Homphobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia

At only 46 pages, this a great book to read in one sitting on this day. If you’re looking for something a bit more substantial, check out Love Is an Orientation: Elevating the Conversation with the Gay Community – Andrew Marin  or Whipping Girl: A Transsexual Woman on Sexism and the Scapegoating of Femininity – Julia Serano or this month’s Our Shared Shelf’s read The Argonauts – Maggie Nelson. … Continue reading A book to consider on the International Day against Homphobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia

Femme Friday – Women who tell another story

In the immortal words of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: When we remember that there is never a single story about any place, we regain a kind of paradise. With this in mind, I wanted to share the authors who’s books brought to me another story, another version of a place that I didn’t know about. Humaira Awais Shahid, author of Devotion and Defiance: My Fight for Justice … Continue reading Femme Friday – Women who tell another story

Whipping Girl: A Transsexual Woman on Sexism and the Scapegoating of Femininity by Julia Serano

 I’ve been trying to think for days of a professional and interesting way to write about this book, but I’ve been failing. Badly. I’ve actually written four posts on it and am not happy with any of them. The reason is that when I read this book, it kinda made my head explode. I know, eloquent, right? There’s just so much here and so much of it … Continue reading Whipping Girl: A Transsexual Woman on Sexism and the Scapegoating of Femininity by Julia Serano