Tag Archives: Trans*

Zinester Spotlight: Tobi Hill-Meyer

Tobi Hill-Meyer is an activist, theorist, consultant, and all-around creative type. She is an indigenous Chicana trans woman who makes zines and films as well as produces academic writing. My community archives, McNabb Archives, just acquired several of her zines … Continue reading

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The Art of Being Normal

Williamson, Lisa. The Art of Being Normal. New York: Farrar Straus Giroux Books for Young Readers, 2016. Kate Piper is a mostly-closeted trans girl who is bullied mercilessly by school peers for being a “freak.” Her parents and peers think … Continue reading

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Resilience: Surviving in the Face of Everything

Heart, Amy, Larissa Glasser, and Sugi Pyrrophyta (Editors). Resilience: Surviving in the Face of Everything. Olympia, WA: Heartspark Press, 2017. Resilience is a breathtaking collection of poetry and prose written by (coercively) assigned male at birth trans women and nonbinary … Continue reading

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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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