Trans Bodies, Trans Selves A Resource by and for Transgender Communities

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2022-01-11
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
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There is no one way to be transgender.

Trans Bodies, Trans Selves is a revolutionary resource--a comprehensive, reader-friendly guide for transgender people, with each chapter written by transgender and gender expansive authors. Inspired by Our Bodies, Ourselves, the classic and powerful compendium written by and for cisgender women,
Trans Bodies, Trans Selves is widely accessible to the transgender population, providing authoritative information in an inclusive and respectful way and representing the collective knowledge base of dozens of influential experts. Each chapter takes the reader through an important issue, such as
race, religion, employment, medical and surgical transition, mental health, relationships, sexuality, parenthood, arts and culture, and many more. Anonymous quotes, testimonials, art and poetry from transgender people are woven throughout, adding compelling, personal voices to every page. In this
unique way, hundreds of viewpoints from throughout the community have united to create this strong and pioneering book. It is a welcoming place for transgender and gender-questioning people, their partners and families, students, professors, guidance counselors, and others to look for up-to-date
information on transgender life. The content of the second edition of this award-winning resource will be thoroughly updated throughout and will include entirely new stories, artwork, and illustrations as well as dozens of new contributing authors and collaborators.

Author Biography

Laura Erickson-Schroth, MD, MA, is a psychiatrist at Columbia University Medical Center and Hetrick-Martin Institute for LGBTQ+ Youth. She is the editor of Trans Bodies, Trans Selves, an award-winning resource guide written by and for transgender people, as well as co-author of two other books, Gender: What Everyone Needs to Know (Oxford, 2021) and "You're in the Wrong Bathroom," and 20 Other Myths and Misconceptions about Transgender and Gender Nonconforming People (Beacon Press, 2017). Laura has appeared on NPR's Fresh Air and On Point and is a former board member of the New York County Psychiatric Society, the Association of Gay and Lesbian Psychiatrists, and GLMA: Health Professionals Advancing LGBT Equality.

Table of Contents

Introduction, Editing Team
About This Book
Foreword, Kai Cheng Thom

Section 1: Who We Are
Chapter 1: Our Selves, Mira C. Jourdan and Harper B. Keenan
Chapter 2: Race, Ethnicity, & Culture, Romeo Romero and Sy Simms
Chapter 3: Immigration, Maria Carmen Hinayon
Chapter 4: Disabilities, Sarah Cavar and Alexandre Baril
Chapter 5: Religion & Spirituality, Kelsey Pacha
Chapter 6: Sex & Gender Development, E. Kale Edmiston, Laura Erickson-Schroth, Miqqi Alicia Gilbert, T. Evan Smith, and Anastacia Tomson

Section 2: Living as Ourselves
Chapter 7: Coming Out, Reid Vanderburgh
Chapter 8: Social Transition, Florence Ashley and Avy A. Skolnik
Chapter 9: Work & Employment, Lily Zheng and Jillian Weiss
Chapter 10: Legal Issues, Sasha Buchert and Ezra Young

Section 3: Health and Wellness
Chapter 11: General, Sexual, and Reproductive Health, Nick Gorton, and Hilary Maia Grubb
Chapter 12: Medical Transition, A.C. Demidont, Paul Irons, and Jamie E. Mehringer
Chapter 13: Surgical Transition, Gaines Blasdel and Nathan Levitt
Chapter 14: Mental Health & Emotional Wellness, Sand Chang and Nathaniel G. Sharon

Section 4: Relationships and Families
Chapter 15: Intimate Relationships, Andie Leslie, Micah Rea, Sarah E. Belawski and Carey Jean Sojka
Chapter 16: Sexuality, Tobi Hill-Meyer, Mx Nillin Lore, Jiz Lee, and Dean Scarborough
Chapter 17: Parenting, Junior Brainard and Morgan Weinert

Section 5: Life Stages
Chapter 18: Children, Aidan Key and Micah Vacatio
Chapter 19: Youth, G. Nic Rider and Colt St. Amand
Chapter 20: Aging, Leigh Anne Gregory and Pony Knowles

Section 6: Claiming Our Power
Chapter 21: U.S. History, Andr?s C. L?pez and Qwo-Li Driskill
Chapter 22: Arts & Culture, Erica Chu, Arbor Archuletta, and Joseph Liatela
Chapter 23: Activism, Politics, & Organizing, Benji Hart and Kung Feng

Afterword, Jennifer Finney Boylan
Glossary, edited by Kevin Johnson

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