new articles & essays, an anthology & a translation!
julia update - may 2015

Hello and welcome to my first update in a few months! 

Sorry to have seemingly fallen off the face of the earth. But I have a good reason: I have been concentrating on finishing my next book project! It will be a collection of over forty trans-themed poems and essays that I have written over the last decade or so, the majority of which are previously unpublished or currently out of print. While the manuscript is just about complete, there will be few hurdles after that, but I am pretty sure that the final book will be available before the end of this year. Stay tuned to future email updates for more details!

In the meantime, here are a handful of new articles and essays, plus one new anthology contribution and one translation (a French/Français edition of Whipping Girl!) to hold you over until then. . .

new articles & blogposts
Just last week, I wrote an op-ed regarding the recent "Bruce Jenner-Diane Sawyer interview" for The Guardian (US edition). And the night of the interview, I wrote this blogpost - both are primarily focused on media framing & which trans perspectives are covered and which are not.

Back in February, in the wake of recent public & online discussions about "political
correctness" and "call-out culture," I had the opportunity to talk about such matters with Noah Berlatsky for an article in Ravishly.

Relatively recent blogposts of note include:

Julia Serano's compendium on cisgender, cissexual, cissexism, cisgenderism, cis privilege, and the cis/trans distinction, which outlines & links to three (count 'em, 3!) essays I've written in recent years regarding cis terminology.

Alice Dreger and making the evidence fit your thesis is about her recent book, which is based in part on her 2008 academic article, which many trans activists & advocates found to be highly problematic, to put it politely. 

How Double Standards Work discusses some of the ideas that I forward in my most recent book Excluded: Making Feminist and Queer Movements More Inclusive.

Transgender-themed artists, bands, music, songs & anthems linked to lists other people compiled along these lines, plus a number of "trans anthems" I've written for my bands Bitesize & *soft vowel sounds* (including my recent parody of The Kinks' song "Lola").

new anthology contribution
Girl Sex 101 is an illustrated sex-ed book for "ladies and lady-lovers of all genders and identities" edited & illustrated by Allison Moon & kd diamond (Lunatic Ink, 2015). Writers & sex educators who participated include: Tristan Taormino, Allison Moon, Megan Andelloux, KD Diamond, Claudia Astorino, Sandra Daugherty of Sex Nerd Sandra, Tina Horn, Jiz Lee, Tobi Hill-Meyer, ReidAboutSex, Sarah Sarah Elizabeth Mueller, Carol Queen, Ignacio G Rivera, Kelly Shibari, & Sophia St James. My contribution includes some of my thoughts about identity, apparently set to illustration!

The Girl Sex 101 book release party is this Saturday in Oakland - if you're interested, tickets can be purchased here.

new translation
An exciting happening: Tahin Party has recently published a French/Français translation of six chapters from my book Whipping Girl, entitled Manifeste d’une femme trans (et autres textes) (pictured to the right). Click the link to find out more!
That's it for now. A reminder that my recent book Excluded: Making Feminist and Queer Movements More Inclusive has recently become available in the UK & other Commonwealth countries. For those in the U.S., Excluded continues to be available at your local independent book store. Or it can be ordered online at independent book stores such as Women and Children First and Powell's Books, as well as bigger online sellers such as Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

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