Tag Archives: Trans*

When the Moon Was Ours

McLemore, Anna-Marie. When the Moon Was Ours. New York: Thomas Dunne Books, 2016. When a town decides to topple their aging water tower, a little girl washes out with the gush of water. Only one little boy is brave enough … Continue reading

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Life of Bria

Symington, Sabrina. 2015-Ongoing. Life of Bria [Webcomic]. https://lifeofbria.com Life of Bria starts with a surreal four-panel gag featuring Watchmen antihero Rorschach washing his hands with a bar of soap. The last panel has ominous text reading “Who Washes the Washers.” … Continue reading

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Ellis, Grace, Noelle Stevenson, & Shannon Watters (Creators). 2014-ongoing. Lumberjanes [comic series]. Los Angeles: Boom! Studios.

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Hit & Miss

Abbott, Paul (Creator) and Sean Conway (Writer). 2012. Hit & Miss [Television miniseries]. United Kingdom: Sky Atlantic. In this six-episode British miniseries, Mia, a transgender hitwoman, discovers that she has a son from a previous relationship and suddenly has custody … Continue reading

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Gracefully Grayson

Polonsky, Ami. 2014. Gracefully Grayson. New York: Hyperion. Sixth-grader Grayson doodles secret princesses in class by drawing seemingly abstract triangles with circles on top. Gym shorts and extra-long tee-shirts are transformed into flowing skirts and dresses with a bit of … Continue reading

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Beyond Magenta

Kuklin, Susan. (2014). Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out. Somerville, MA: Candlewick Press. In this thoughtful book, Susan Kuklin shares the personal stories of six transgender youth. Each teen has a chapter in narrative format, mostly in their own voice, … Continue reading

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Transgender(ed), Trans(s)exual, Trans(*), and more: which should I use?

Cristan Williams has been doing great work on the emergence of these words, primarily looking at ‘transgender’: check out Tracking Transgender; Transgender*: The Rhetorical Landscape of a Term (with K.J. Rawson); and Transgender Timeline. Same with Zagria, whose Cross-Gender, Transgender, … Continue reading

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