Dismantle the messy myth of gender, with this a colorful, approachable, and irreverent-AF book.
In 2020, we find ourselves at a critical social juncture--thanks to the efforts of trans and gender-nonconforming activists, gender-diverse experiences are no longer able to be ignored. These lived experiences (the joyful and the painful) are being seen and heard. This book highlights, demystifies, and celebrates the lived experience of trans and gender-nonconforming folk.
This book provides an illustrated history of how the gender binary came about, from ancient Greece to now. Alongside personal anecdotes, it provides examples of subversive historical figures, and demonstrates the gender-neutrality of ye olde language (Shakespeare's and Oscar Wilde's included). There are also examples of "how to" and "how to not" ask for someone's pronoun, and other advice for avoiding generally bad behavior. (We needn't be gendering a stranger's dog, people. C'mon!) This book also breaks down how different languages navigate (or, struggle to navigate) pronouns.
Everyone deserves to have their identify affirmed by the world through which they move. This book celebrates gender-diverse identities, in all their fluid and imperfect perfection!