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I'm Afraid of Men

I'm Afraid of Men
A Book

by Vivek Shraya

  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2018-08-28
  • Pages : 112
  • ISBN : 0735235945
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Named a Best Book by: The Globe and Mail, Indigo, Out Magazine, Audible, CBC, Apple, Quill & Quire, Kirkus Reviews, Brooklyn Public Library, Writers’ Trust of Canada, Autostraddle, Bitch, and BookRiot. Finalist for the 2019 Lambda Literary Award, Transgender Nonfiction Nominated for the 2019 Forest of Reading Evergreen Award Winner of the 2018 Alcuin Society Awards for Excellence in Book Design – Prose Non-Fiction "Cultural rocket fuel." --Vanity Fair "Emotional and painful but also layered with humour, I'm Afraid of Men will widen your lens on gender and challenge you to do better. This challenge is a necessary one--one we must all take up. It is a gift to dive into Vivek's heart and mind." --Rupi Kaur, bestselling author of The Sun and Her Flowers and Milk and Honey A trans artist explores how masculinity was imposed on her as a boy and continues to haunt her as a girl--and how we might reimagine gender for the twenty-first century. Vivek Shraya has reason to be afraid. Throughout her life she's endured acts of cruelty and aggression for being too feminine as a boy and not feminine enough as a girl. In order to survive childhood, she had to learn to convincingly perform masculinity. As an adult, she makes daily compromises to steel herself against everything from verbal attacks to heartbreak. Now, with raw honesty, Shraya delivers an important record of the cumulative damage caused by misogyny, homophobia, and transphobia, releasing trauma from a body that has always refused to assimilate. I'm Afraid of Men is a journey from camouflage to a riot of colour and a blueprint for how we might cherish all that makes us different and conquer all that makes us afraid.

Radiant Voices

Radiant Voices
21 Feminist Essays for Rising Up Inspired by EMMA Talks

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Brindle and Glass
  • Release : 2019-10-08
  • Pages : 232
  • ISBN : 1927366852
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A collection of essays inspired by EMMA Talks, a speakers’ series committed to amplifying the voices of thinkers, activists, scholars, artists, and community builders who are also women-identified, trans, and gender-nonconforming folks. From Idle No More to Black Lives Matter to the Me Too movements and more, one thing is certain: There is a burgeoning collective desire to hear non-dominant voices in subtle, curious, generative ways. The Vancouver-based EMMA Talks speakers’ series amplifies the voices of women-identified, trans, and gender-nonconforming folks. Curated by carla bergman, the series showcases a diversity of writers, thinkers, activists, scholars, artists, and community-builders. Radiant Voices is the anthology inspired by EMMA Talks. Through engaging essays by Leanne Betasamosake Simpson, Silvia Federici, Vivek Shraya, Chief Janice George, dr. amina wadud, Astra Taylor, and others, seasoned writers align with emerging writers who share from a worldview that embodies anti-racism, anti-sexism, anti-agism, and anti-ableism, and much more. Themes of connection, rediscovery, creating, social justice, celebration, and matriarchy are revealed in these 21 essays. This is an era in which the marginalized can publicly share their stories en masse. Now is the time to celebrate the eruption of all these radiant voices.

Deep Healing and Transformation

Deep Healing and Transformation
A Book

by Hans TenDam

  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Release : 2015-12-03
  • Pages : 418
  • ISBN : 1312303654
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This is a text book used in training programs around the world. It describes a methodical way of working that transcends ordinary psychotherapy while retaining a professional attitude. It avoids artificial hypnotic inductions and psychic interventions, but ties in directly with the experiences of the client.The style is down-to-earth, to-the-point, practical and fearless

The Other Shore

The Other Shore
Plays

by Xingjian Gao

  • Publisher : Chinese University Press
  • Release : 1999
  • Pages : 269
  • ISBN : 9789622019744
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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When Gao Xingjian won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2000, he became the only Chinese writer to achieve such international acclaim. The Chinese University Press is the first publisher of his work in the English language. Indeed, "The Other Shore" is one of the few works by the author available in English today. "The Other Shore: Plays by Gao Xingjian" contains five of Gaos most recent works: "The Other Shore" (1986), "Between Life and Death" (1991), "Dialogue and Rebuttal "(1992), "Nocturnal Wanderer" (1993), and "Weekend Quartet" (1995). With original imagery and in beautiful language, these plays illuminate the realities of life, death, sex, loneliness, and exile. The plays also show the dramatists idea of the tripartite actor, a process by which the actor neutralizes himself and achieves a disinterested observation of his self in performance. An introduction by the translator describes the dramatist and his view on drama.

People Change

People Change
A Book

by Vivek Shraya

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2022-01-04
  • Pages : 112
  • ISBN : 9780735238657
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A deeply generous and honest gift to the world. --Elliot Page The author of I'm Afraid of Men lets readers in on the secrets to a life of reinvention. Vivek Shraya knows this to be true: people change. We change our haircuts and our outfits and our minds. We change names, titles, labels. We attempt to blend in or to stand out. We outgrow relationships, we abandon dreams for new ones, we start fresh. We seize control of our stories. We make resolutions. In fact, nobody knows this better than Vivek, who's made a career of wearing many hats: artist, performer, musician, writer, model, teacher. In People Change, she reflects on the origins of this impulse, tracing it to childhood influences from Hinduism to Madonna. What emerges is a meditation on change itself: why we fear it, why we're drawn to it, what motivates us to change, and what traps us in place. At a time when we're especially contemplating who we want to be, this slim and stylish handbook is an essential companion--a guide to embracing our many selves and the inspiration to discover who we'll become next.

All the Silent Spaces

All the Silent Spaces
A Memoir

by Christine Ristaino

  • Publisher : She Writes Press
  • Release : 2019-07-09
  • Pages : 280
  • ISBN : 1631525700
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In September 2007, Christine Ristaino was attacked in a store parking lot while her three- and five-year-old children watched. In All the Silent Spaces, Ristaino shares what it felt like to be an ordinary person confronted with an extraordinary event—a woman trying to deal with acute trauma even as she went on with her everyday life, working at a university and parenting two children with her husband. She not only narrates how this event changed her but also tells how looking at the event through both the reactions of her community and her own sensibility allowed her to finally face two other violent episodes she had previously experienced. As new memories surfaced after the attack, it took everything in Ristaino’s power to not let catastrophe unravel the precarious threads holding everything together. Moving between the greater issues associated with violence and the personal voyage of overcoming grief, All the Silent Spaces is about letting go of what you think you know in order to rebuild.

Play Therapy - The Inner Dynamics of Childhood

Play Therapy - The Inner Dynamics of Childhood
A Book

by Virginia Mae Axline

  • Publisher : Read Books Ltd
  • Release : 2012-12-01
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 1447481372
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This early work on play therapy is both expensive and hard to find in its first edition. It details a non-directive method of play therapy and includes numerous records from therapy sessions. This is a fascinating work and highly recommended for anyone interested in child psychology and development. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

Wild Heart Dancing

Wild Heart Dancing
A Book

by Elliot Sobel

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 1994-04-12
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN : 0671869655
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Presents a program of exercises to regain contact with one's spiritual side through experiences in the arts

Lion Age

Lion Age
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Release : 2011
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 1446100766
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Panics and Persecutions

Panics and Persecutions
A Book

by Quillette Magazine

  • Publisher : eBook Partnership
  • Release : 2021-03-31
  • Pages : 420
  • ISBN : 1839782145
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In an age when telling the wrong joke or using the wrong pronoun can cost you your career, Quillette magazine - founded in 2015 by Australian-based journalist Claire Lehmann - has provided a forum for thinkers of all political stripes to push back against the forces of intellectual conformity. Panics and Persecutions brings together a collection of especially compelling Quillette narratives, spanning subcultures from computer science to romance literature. These stories lay bare the human toll of modern ideological inquisitions, often in deeply personal terms-and demonstrate the urgency of Quillette's editorial mission to create a space where free thought lives. Edited by Claire Lehmann, Colin Wright, Jamie Palmer, Jonathan Kay and Toby Young.

Modernist Literature

Modernist Literature
Challenging Fictions?

by Vicki Mahaffey

  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 2008-04-15
  • Pages : 264
  • ISBN : 0470776862
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This inclusive guide to Modernist literature considers the ‘high’ Modernist writers such as Eliot, Joyce, Pound and Yeats alongside women writers and writers of the Harlem Renaissance. Challenges the idea that Modernism was conservative and reactionary. Relates the modernist impulse to broader cultural and historical crises and movements. Covers a wide range of authors up to the outbreak of World War II, among them Oscar Wilde, Joseph Conrad, Henry James, Langston Hughes, Samuel Beckett, HD, Virginia Woolf, Djuna Barnes, and Jean Rhys. Includes coverage of women writers and gay and lesbian writers.

New York University Alumnus

New York University Alumnus
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1921
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Albert Ellis Revisited

Albert Ellis Revisited
A Book

by Jon Carlson,William Knaus

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2013-10-15
  • Pages : 364
  • ISBN : 1134662858
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Albert Ellis was one of the most influential psychotherapists of all time, revolutionizing the field through his writings, teachings, research, and supervision for more than half a century. He was a pioneer whose ideas, known as Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT), formed the basis of what has now become known as Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), the most widely accepted psychotherapeutic approach in the world. This book contains some of Ellis’ most influential writings on a variety of subjects, including human sexuality, personality disorders, and religion, with introductions by some of today’s contemporary experts in the psychotherapy field. The 20 articles included capture Ellis’ wit, humor, and breadth of knowledge and will be a valuable resource for any mental health professional for understanding the key ingredients needed to help others solve problems and live life fully.

No Secrets No Lies

No Secrets No Lies
How Black Families Can Heal from Sexual Abuse

by Robin Stone

  • Publisher : Harmony
  • Release : 2007-12-18
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 0307419169
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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With a foreword by Joycelyn Elders, M.D., No Secrets, No Lies is a powerful and daringly honest resource guide for families seeking to understand, prevent, and overcome childhood sexual abuse and its devastating impact on adult survivors. An estimated one in four women and one in six men is abused by age eighteen, most often by someone they know. Most of these sexual assaults are never disclosed, much less reported to the police. No Secrets, No Lies demystifies the cultural taboos and social dynamics that keep Black families silent and enable abuse to continue for generations. Among them: ?Fear of betraying family by turning offenders in to "the system" ?Distrust of institutions and authority figures, such as police officers ?Reluctance to seek counseling or therapy ?A legacy of enslavement and stereotypes about black sexuality Through compelling personal accounts from everyday people, Robin D. Stone, a sexual abuse survivor herself, illuminates the emotional, psychological and hidden consequences of remaining silent, and provides holistic, practical steps to move toward healing. No Secrets, No Lies candidly speaks to: survivors, telling them they are not at fault, not alone and how they can seek help; parents, guardians and caretakers, explaining how they can keep children safe and help survivors recover; and family, friends and other loved ones, showing ways to lend support.

Women Who Love Too Much

Women Who Love Too Much
A Book

by Robin Norwood

  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 2014-11-27
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 1407009311
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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_____________________________ Is having 'somebody to love' the most important thing in your life? Do you constantly believe in Mr Right, and that being with him would guarantee you would no longer feel depressed or lonely? Are you bored with 'nice guys' who are open, honest and dependable? If being in love means being in pain, this book was written for you. Leading relationship and marriage therapist Robin Norwood describes loving too much as a pattern of thoughts and behaviour, which certain women develop as a response to problems from childhood. Many women find themselves repeatedly drawn into unhappy and destructive relationships with men. They then struggle to make these doomed relationships work. This bestselling relationship self-help book investigates and reveals how powerfully addictive these unhealthy relationships are - but also gives a very specific programme for recovery from the disease of loving too much, a problem that plagues women everywhere.

Pursuing Giraffe

Pursuing Giraffe
A 1950s Adventure

by Anne Innis Dagg

  • Publisher : Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press
  • Release : 2009-08-04
  • Pages : 300
  • ISBN : 1554586623
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In the 1950s, Anne Innis Dagg was a young zoologist with a lifelong love of giraffe and a dream to study them in Africa. Based on extensive journals and letters home, Pursuing Giraffe vividly chronicles the realization of that dream and the year that she spent studying and documenting giraffe behaviour. Dagg was one of the first zoologists to study wild animals in Africa (before Jane Goodall and Dian Fossey); her memoir captures her youthful enthusiasm for her journey, as well as her näiveté about the complex social and political issues in Africa. Once in the field, she recorded the complexities of giraffe social relationships but also learned about human relationships in the context of apartheid in South Africa and colonialism in Tanganyika (Tanzania) and Kenya. Hospitality and friendship were readily extended to her as a white woman, but she was shocked by the racism of the colonial whites in Africa. Reflecting the twenty-three-year-old author’s response to an “exotic” world far removed from the Toronto where she grew up, the book records her visits to Zanzibar and Victoria Falls and her climb of Mount Kilimanjaro. Pursuing Giraffe is a fascinating account that has much to say about the status of women in the mid-twentieth century. The book’s foreword by South African novelist Mark Behr (author of The Smell of Apples and Embrace) provides further context for and insights into Dagg’s narrative.

Opposite Directions

Opposite Directions
A Story of Sexual Compulsion

by Mel Small

  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Release : 2004-07
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 0595324177
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Larry has a secret life. Burdened with fear and deep feelings of inadequacy, this married father of two young children sustains himself, like he has since his teens, by exhibiting (flashing). For Larry, living is a contest, a challenge beyond his basic responsibilities. The story is Larry's life from age 29 to 35 with flashbacks to his childhood. In Larry's struggle with sexual compulsion we see the universality of his fear and frailty. "This is a very moving account of sexual compulsion and how sexual addicts deal with impulses apparently beyond their control. It is a gripping story, which will make a significant contribution to our understanding of this enormously troublesome topic that goes far beyond '"exhibitionism" per se." -Alan Bell, Ph.D. (1932-2002), Former Professor in the Department of Counseling and Psychology at Indiana University. Former Senior Research Psychologist at the Kinsey Institute for Sex Research.

Don't Tell

Don't Tell
The Sexual Abuse of Boys

by Michel Dorais

  • Publisher : McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
  • Release : 2002
  • Pages : 205
  • ISBN : 9780773522619
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Publisher Fact Sheet An in-depth look at the little-known world of the victimization of boys.

Don't Shoot! I'm Just the Avon Lady!

Don't Shoot! I'm Just the Avon Lady!
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Release : 2021
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 1605305049
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A Better Man

A Better Man
A (Mostly Serious) Letter to My Son

by Michael Ian Black

  • Publisher : Algonquin Books
  • Release : 2020-09-15
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 1616209518
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A poignant look at boyhood, in the form of a heartfelt letter from comedian Michael Ian Black to his teenage son before he leaves for college, and a radical plea for rethinking masculinity and teaching young men to give and receive love. “As a parent of both boys and girls, I find myself rebuffing the gender-based cultural assumptions that are foisted on them more frequently than I could have ever imagined. Thank you, Michael Ian Black, for challenging society’s antiquated approach to raising boys and deepening the conversation about what we actually want for our kids. Sir, you are a good egg.” —Samatha Bee, host of Full Frontal with Samantha Bee In this thoughtful, inspiring, and deeply personal book, comedian, actor, and father Michael Ian Black gets (mostly) serious about the trouble with masculinity. In the form of a heartfelt letter to his college-bound son—but with ideas sure to resonate for many parents—he reveals his own complicated relationship with his father, explores the damage caused by the expectations placed on boys to “man up,” and searches for the best way to help his son be part of the solution, not the problem, in a world in which the word “masculinity” now goes hand in hand with “toxic.” Part memoir, part advice book, Black delivers a poignant answer to an urgent question: How can we be, and raise, better men? A Better Man is for parents, yes, but it is also for anyone looking for a path forward as we navigate the complex gender issues of our time.