About the photo

This cover photo is comprised of images of some of the incredible trans and genderqueer authors we will study in this class (although we will read more authors who are not included in this image – that’s just a short coming of my design skills). From left to right:

Janet Mock. Author of Redefining Realness and creator of #Girlslikeus.

Thomas Page McBee. Author of Man Alive and “Self Made Man” essays on The Rumpus.

Joy Ladin. Author of 5 books of poetry (including The Definition of Joy) and one memoir, Through the Door of Life: A Jewish Journey Between Genders.

Leslie Feinberg. Author of Stone Butch Blues and Transliberation, among others.

Ryka Aoki. Author of He Mele a Hilo and Seasonal Velocities.

Kate Bornstein. Author of a million incredible books including Gender Outlaw and, her most recent, A Queer and Pleasant Danger.

Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore. Author of That’s Revolting and Nobody Passes.

Max Wolf Valerio. Author of The Testosterone Files.

CA Conrad. Author of The Book of Frank, A Beautiful Marsupial Afternoon, and others.

Kit Yan. Spoken word poet, has been featured across the globe.

Toni D. Newman. Author of I Rise: The Transformation of Toni Newman.

Trish Salah. Author of Wanting in Arabic.


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