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Trans: A Memoir

Trans: A Memoir (Hardback)

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In July 2012, aged thirty, Juliet Jacques underwent sex reassignment surgery and felt for the first time that her body matched the person she felt she had been since childhood. Through university and then in a series of dead end clerical jobs, Jacques felt out of place with her surroundings, and with who she really was. Living in Brighton, trying to launch a career as a writer, she navigates the hostilities and misunderstandings of growing up in a time where the mainstream media - and even feminism - fail to acknowledge transgender identity. Yet through films, music, politics and football she begins to find herself, and starts the process of transition, and life beyond. Through her memoir, Jacques interweaves the narrative with powerful explorations of many of the major debates surrounding trans: the uses of life writing, the relationship with feminism, and the before and after images that illustrated so many articles and documentaries. Brilliantly written, revealing and honest, Trans also includes an epilogue with award-winning author Sheila Heti, in which Jacques and Heti discuss the issues facing transgender people.

BiographyBiography: generalBiographyMemoirsLGBT & Gender StudiesGay & Lesbian studiesGay studies: Gay menLGBT & Gender StudiesGender studiesTransgender, Genderqueer & IntersexPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial groups Publisher: Verso Books Publication Date: 03/09/2015 ISBN-13: 9781784781644  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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JULIET JACQUES is a freelance author, best known for writing A Transgender Journey for The Guardian, the first time the gender reassignment process has been serialized for a major British publication and was long listed for the Orwell Prize in 2011. She was included in the Independent's Pink List for 2012, is a regular blogger for New Statesman, and has written for Time Out, London Magazine, Cineaste, Vertigo, 3am, and Blizzard, among many others.

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Jacques was the first transgender woman to publicly document her journey in a series of newspaper articles. A profoundly brave, humorous and insightful piece, Jacques talks us through her long journey to being herself.

Jay, Grand Central Birmingham

 

Charing Cross Rd Bookshop - 22/09/2016

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