As part of Pride Month, we point out five Trans books that have caught our eye:
Trans: A Memoir by Juliet Jacques
In July 2012, aged thirty, Juliet Jacques underwent sex reassignment surgery, a process she chronicled with unflinching honesty in a serialised national newspaper column. Trans tells of her life to the present moment: a story of growing up, of defining yourself, and of the rapidly changing world of gender politics. Fresh from university, eager to escape a dead-end job and launch a career as a writer, she navigates the treacherous waters of a world where, even in the liberal and feminist media, transgender identities go unacknowledged, misunderstood or worse. Revealing, honest, humorous, and self-deprecating, Trans includes an epilogue with Sheila Heti, author of How Should a Person Be?
If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo
Selected as the launch title for the Zoella Book Club 2017.
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