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Julia Serano is an Oakland, California-based writer, performer, activist, and biologist. She is the author of two other books, 2007's Whipping Girl: A Transsexual Woman on Sexism and the Scapegoating of Femininity (which Ms. Magazine ranked #16 on their list of the 100 Best Non-Fiction Books of All Time) and 2013's Excluded: Making Feminist and Queer Movements More Inclusive (which was a finalist for the 2013 Judy Grahn Award for Lesbian Nonfiction). Julia's other writings have appeared in over a dozen anthologies, in magazines and news outlets such as TIME, The Guardian, The Advocate, The Daily Beast, Bitch, AlterNet, Out, Ms., and Salon, and have been used as teaching materials in queer and gender studies, anthropology, sociology, psychology, and human sexuality courses across North America. As a scientist, Julia has a PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics from Columbia University, and spent seventeen years as a researcher at the University of California, Berkeley, in the fields of genetics and evolutionary-developmental biology. She occasionally writes silly and surreal fiction under the pen name Kat Cataclysm, and creates music under the moniker *soft vowel sounds*. More about all her creative endeavors can be found at juliaserano.com.


A Decade of Transgender Activism and Trans Feminism

Authored by Julia Serano
Edition: 1

In her third book Outspoken: A Decade of Transgender Activism and Trans Feminism, Julia Serano chronicles her own personal evolution and the many shifts in transgender activism that have occurred since the dawn of the twenty-first century. It is a personal history of where transgender activism has recently been, and a passionate & insightful analysis of where it should head in the future. This collection compiles forty-eight of her previously unpublished and difficult to find trans-themed writings, including her early slam poems and spoken word, essays and manifestos written contemporaneously with her acclaimed books Whipping Girl: A Transsexual Woman on Sexism and the Scapegoating of Femininity and Excluded: Making Feminist and Queer Movements More Inclusive, plus her recent work addressing differences within transgender communities and activism. These pieces are augmented with thoughtful introductions and interludes that contextualize the issues at hand and previous periods in transgender activism. Combining elements of memoir, historical account, gender theory, and activist philosophy, this book is a must for anyone who has appreciated Serano's previous books and/or has an interest in transgender identities, experiences, perspectives, and progress.

Publication Date:
099688100X / 9780996881005
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Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
6" x 9"
Black and White
Related Categories:
Social Science / Gender Studies

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