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Redefining Realness

Redefining Realness
My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much More

by Janet Mock

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2014-02-04
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 1476709149
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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New York Times Bestseller • Winner of the 2015 WOMEN'S WAY Book Prize • Goodreads Best of 2014 Semi-Finalist • Books for a Better Life Award Finalist • Lambda Literary Award Finalist • Time Magazine “30 Most Influential People on the Internet” • American Library Association Stonewall Honor Book In her profound and courageous New York Times bestseller, Janet Mock establishes herself as a resounding and inspirational voice for the transgender community—and anyone fighting to define themselves on their own terms. With unflinching honesty and moving prose, Janet Mock relays her experiences of growing up young, multiracial, poor, and trans in America, offering readers accessible language while imparting vital insight about the unique challenges and vulnerabilities of a marginalized and misunderstood population. Though undoubtedly an account of one woman’s quest for self at all costs, Redefining Realness is a powerful vision of possibility and self-realization, pushing us all toward greater acceptance of one another—and of ourselves—showing as never before how to be unapologetic and real.

Beyoncé in Formation

Beyoncé in Formation
Remixing Black Feminism

by Omise'eke Natasha Tinsley

  • Publisher : University of Texas Press
  • Release : 2018-11-06
  • Pages : 216
  • ISBN : 1477318399
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Making headlines when it was launched in 2015, Omise’eke Tinsley’s undergraduate course “Beyoncé Feminism, Rihanna Womanism” has inspired students from all walks of life. In Beyoncé in Formation, Tinsley now takes her rich observations beyond the classroom, using the blockbuster album and video Lemonade as a soundtrack for vital new-millennium narratives. Woven with candid observations about her life as a feminist scholar of African studies and a cisgender femme married to a trans spouse, Tinsley’s “Femme-onade” mixtape explores myriad facets of black women’s sexuality and gender. Turning to Beyoncé’s “Don’t Hurt Yourself,” Tinsley assesses black feminist critiques of marriage and then considers the models of motherhood offered in “Daddy Lessons,” interspersing these passages with memories from Tinsley’s multiracial family history. Her chapters on nontraditional bonds culminate in a discussion of contemporary LGBT politics through the lens of the internet-breaking video “Formation,” underscoring why Beyoncé’s black femme-inism isn’t only for ciswomen. From pleasure politics and the struggle for black women’s reproductive justice to the subtext of blues and country music traditions, the landscape in this tour is populated by activists and artists (including Loretta Lynn) and infused with vibrant interpretations of Queen Bey’s provocative, peerless imagery and lyrics. In the tradition of Roxanne Gay’s Bad Feminist and Jill Lepore’s best-selling cultural histories, Beyoncé in Formation is the work of a daring intellectual who is poised to spark a new conversation about freedom and identity in America.

Misogynoir Transformed

Misogynoir Transformed
Black Women’s Digital Resistance

by Moya Bailey

  • Publisher : NYU Press
  • Release : 2021-05-25
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 1479890499
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Where racism and sexism meet—an understanding of anti-Black misogyny When Moya Bailey first coined the term misogynoir, she defined it as the ways anti-Black and misogynistic representation shape broader ideas about Black women, particularly in visual culture and digital spaces. She had no idea that the term would go viral, touching a cultural nerve and quickly entering into the lexicon. Misogynoir now has its own Wikipedia page and hashtag, and has been featured on Comedy Central’s The Daily Show and CNN’s Cuomo Prime Time. In Misogynoir Transformed, Bailey delves into her groundbreaking concept, highlighting Black women’s digital resistance to anti-Black misogyny on YouTube, Facebook, Tumblr, and other platforms. At a time when Black women are depicted as more ugly, deficient, hypersexual, and unhealthy than their non-Black counterparts, Bailey explores how Black women have bravely used social-media platforms to confront misogynoir in a number of courageous—and, most importantly, effective—ways. Focusing on queer and trans Black women, she shows us the importance of carving out digital spaces, where communities are built around queer Black webshows and hashtags like #GirlsLikeUs. Bailey shows how Black women actively reimagine the world by engaging in powerful forms of digital resistance at a time when anti-Black misogyny is thriving on social media. A groundbreaking work, Misogynoir Transformed highlights Black women’s remarkable efforts to disrupt mainstream narratives, subvert negative stereotypes, and reclaim their lives.

BEYOND THE BINARIES

BEYOND THE BINARIES
PASSING AS CISGENDER IN MIDDLESEX, TRUMPET, AND REDEFINING REALNESS

by Hillary Weiss

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2016
  • Pages : 74
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Today, the concept of passing for trans* individuals is often reduced down to a good/bad dichotomy. Passing can be used for safety and can reaffirm a trans* individuals' identity. However, passing can be seen as deceptive or hiding one's true identity. The history of passing contributes to this supposed deception: since passing as a different race or sexual orientation signifies a performance, some believe passing for trans* individuals means passing as a man or woman. Because of this assumption, I use the phrase "passing as cisgender" to challenge the idea that a cis person is real and a trans* person is unreal. Using Judith Butler's notion of gender performativity as a basis, this project attempts to break down the concept of a real gender by examining trans* characters who can pass as cisgender. I analyze three different texts--Jeffrey Eugenides' Middlesex, Jackie Kay's Trumpet, and Janet Mock's Redefining Realness--and their trans* character's relation to passing as cisgender. In the first chapter, I refute the typical analyses of Middlesex and explain how Cal uses passing as cis as a strategy for obtaining agency. In the second chapter, I examine how the "double narrative" of passing provides Joss Moody with an alternative narrative, but the medical and legal communities within Trumpet attempt to rewrite this alternative narrative. In the final chapter, I argue that Janet Mock, who can pass as cisgender, chooses not to pass as cis and shares her story. This provides an alternative to passing, even though this is only available for a small group of trans* individuals. All of these chapters reveal that passing is much more complex than its standard notions.

How to Be an Antiracist

How to Be an Antiracist
A Book

by Ibram X. Kendi

  • Publisher : One World
  • Release : 2019-08-13
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 0525509291
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the National Book Award–winning author of Stamped from the Beginning comes a “groundbreaking” (Time) approach to understanding and uprooting racism and inequality in our society—and in ourselves. “The most courageous book to date on the problem of race in the Western mind.”—The New York Times NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New York Times Book Review • Time • NPR • The Washington Post • Shelf Awareness • Library Journal • Publishers Weekly • Kirkus Reviews Antiracism is a transformative concept that reorients and reenergizes the conversation about racism—and, even more fundamentally, points us toward liberating new ways of thinking about ourselves and each other. At its core, racism is a powerful system that creates false hierarchies of human value; its warped logic extends beyond race, from the way we regard people of different ethnicities or skin colors to the way we treat people of different sexes, gender identities, and body types. Racism intersects with class and culture and geography and even changes the way we see and value ourselves. In How to Be an Antiracist, Kendi takes readers through a widening circle of antiracist ideas—from the most basic concepts to visionary possibilities—that will help readers see all forms of racism clearly, understand their poisonous consequences, and work to oppose them in our systems and in ourselves. Kendi weaves an electrifying combination of ethics, history, law, and science with his own personal story of awakening to antiracism. This is an essential work for anyone who wants to go beyond the awareness of racism to the next step: contributing to the formation of a just and equitable society. Praise for How to Be an Antiracist “Ibram X. Kendi’s new book, How to Be an Antiracist, couldn’t come at a better time. . . . Kendi has gifted us with a book that is not only an essential instruction manual but also a memoir of the author’s own path from anti-black racism to anti-white racism and, finally, to antiracism. . . . How to Be an Antiracist gives us a clear and compelling way to approach, as Kendi puts it in his introduction, ‘the basic struggle we’re all in, the struggle to be fully human and to see that others are fully human.’ ”—NPR “Kendi dissects why in a society where so few people consider themselves to be racist the divisions and inequalities of racism remain so prevalent. How to Be an Antiracist punctures the myths of a post-racial America, examining what racism really is—and what we should do about it.”—Time

As a Woman

As a Woman
What I Learned about Power, Sex, and the Patriarchy After I Transitioned

by Paula Stone Williams

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2021-06
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 1982153342
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"A moving and unforgettable memoir of a transgender pastor's journey from despair to joy as she transitioned from male to female and learned about gender inequity, at home and in the workplace-perfect for fans of Redefining Realness and There Is Room for You"--

On Christopher Street

On Christopher Street
Transgender Stories

by Mark Seliger

  • Publisher : Rizzoli International Publications
  • Release : 2016-10-04
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN : 9780847858316
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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On Christopher Street there are all kinds of sexual orientations and gender identities, endless possibilities of potential selves: transgender, transsexual, non-binary, genderqueer, femme, butch, cross-dresser, drag kings, drag queens, and many other identities that shift, adapt, and challenge our understanding of gender. This street nestled in the middle of New York City s Greenwich Village is heralded as the birthplace of the modern LGBTQ rights movement. Today, the intersection at Christopher and Hudson Streets has been renamed Sylvia Rivera Way, after the pioneering trans-activist and the annual LGBTQ pride parade ends its procession on Christopher Street, where the revolution began at the Stonewall Inn. Renowned photographer Mark Seliger, best known for his portraits of celebrities, musicians, and artists, has called the West Village home for nearly two decades. For his latest book, "On Christopher Street: Transgender Stories," his curiosity inspired him to shoot a handful of portraits documentary style in hopes of capturing the color, flamboyant characters, and theatre of a famous, but vanishing neighborhood. What Seliger discovered was a nightly carnival of personalities that open up the visual discourse about sexuality and the constant ebb and flow of the transgender world we all inhabit today. The end result is a collection of 74 beautiful, black and white portraits, all taken with Seliger s Hasselblad camera, and never-before-published. These forthcoming portraits of trans people on Christopher Street combined with their moving and deeply personal stories remind us of our need for sanctuary, for a space to call our own. Their presence challenges us to redefine home, community, and ownership. Their presence challenges us to stop and reflect. No longer will we remain idle and pass by them in fear and prejudice. We will stand with them, recognize them, and see them. These are our streets, and these are our people. "On Christopher Street: Transgender Stories"stands out as some of Seliger s most powerful work."

Continuum

Continuum
A Book

by Chella Man

  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2021-06
  • Pages : 64
  • ISBN : 0593223489
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Pocket Change Collective was born out of a need for space. Space to think. Space to connect. Space to be yourself. And this is your invitation to join us. "Chella chronicles the value in creating your own mold in order to reclaim your space and to feel represented in this always ever-evolving world, and he inspires others to stretch what it means to be human--and there's no right way."--Nyle DiMarco (model, actor, and Deaf activist) "Full of heart, grace and precision, Chella Man charts his path toward himself in a world not yet equipped for all he encompasses. An affirming, artistic and accessible primer for anyone searching for themselves or yearning to learn about others."--Janet Mock (Bestselling author of Redefining Realness and Surpassing Certainty) "Chella is the future. A total visionary and a wonderful example of a human being in every way. A master of empathy, courage, and growth."--Jameela Jamil (actress, model, writer, and activist) "Navigating social norms can be so damn confusing and traumatic as a kid, but Chella shows that there is always a degree of dignity behind each step as we venture closer to the self."--Christine Sun Kim (sound artist and composer) "Chella Man's journey is as compelling as it is brave and candid. I can't even imagine all the boxes people wanted to put him into and yet, he has emerged triumphant. His story will resonate with anyone who has a desire to be their true self. I can't wait to see the next chapter of his extraordinary life." --Marlee Matlin (Academy Award and Golden Globe-winning actress, author, and activist) In Continuum, fine artist, activist, and Titans actor Chella Man uses his own experiences as a deaf, transgender, genderqueer, Jewish person of color to talk about cultivating self-acceptance and acting as one's own representation. Pocket Change Collective is a series of small books with big ideas from today's leading activists and artists. "What constructs in your life must you unlearn to support inclusivity and respect for all?" This is a question that artist, actor, and activist Chella Man wrestles with in this powerful and honest essay. A story of coping and resilience, Chella journeys through his experiences as a deaf, transgender, genderqueer, Jewish person of color, and shows us that identity lies on a continuum -- a beautiful, messy, and ever-evolving road of exploration.

When Chickenheads Come Home to Roost

When Chickenheads Come Home to Roost
A Hip-Hop Feminist Breaks It Down

by Joan Morgan

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2017-04-25
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 1439127409
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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“Morgan has given an entire generation of black feminists space and language to center their pleasures alongside their politics.” —Janet Mock, New York Times bestselling author of Redefining Realness “All that and then some, Chickenheads informs and educates, confronts and charms, raises the bar high by getting down low, and, to steal my favorite Joan Morgan phrase, bounced me out of the room.” —Marlon James, Man Booker Prize–winning author of A Brief History of Seven Killings Still fresh, funny, and irreverent after eighteen years, When Chickenheads Come Home to Roost gives voice to the most intimate thoughts of the post-Civil Rights, post-feminist, post-soul generation. Joan Morgan offers a provocative and powerful look into the life of the modern black woman: a complex world in which feminists often have not-so-clandestine affairs with the most sexist of men, where women who treasure their independence frequently prefer men who pick up the tab, where the deluge of babymothers and babyfathers reminds black women who long for marriage that traditional nuclear families are a reality for less than forty percent of the population, and where black women are forced to make sense of a world where truth is no longer black and white but subtle, intriguing shades of gray.

Dancing the Dialectic

Dancing the Dialectic
True Tales of a Transgender Trailblazer

by Rupert Raj

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2020-04-08
  • Pages : 374
  • ISBN : 9781999247218
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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ABOUT DANCING THE DIALECTICElspeth Brown, PhD, Professor of History at the University of Toronto and Board Member of The ArQuives: Canada's LGBTQ2+ Archives says: "Rupert Raj is one of trans history's most important figures. His tireless activism in the 1970s and 1980s, in particular, paved the way for generations of activists not only in the U.S. and Canada, but globally as well. Dancing the Dialectic is a beautifully written, first-person account of that activism, joining other classics in the genre-from Emergence to Redefining Realness." "Born around the time that Christine Jorgensen's story made world headlines and retiring at a time when trans people are reaching an emancipation watershed worldwide, Rupert Raj is one of a select few whose life neatly tracks the arc of modern trans history. Weaving those two together, this updated memoir refers to a veritable 'Who's Who' of trans activism across borders and oceans. Dancing the Dialectic is the true 'warts and all' story of a man whose whole adult life has been devoted to advocacy and community support. Highly recommended." says Christine Burnes, MBE, Writer and equalities advocate (UK), Author of Pressing Matters and Editor of Trans Britain "Nearly half a century ago, Rupert Raj was one among the world's first generation of transsexual men taking matters into their own hands. Without any role models, or even a concept of trans masculinity, he delved into the unknown, searching for his personal truth, trusting only on instinct. We own a debt to pioneers like Rupert that nowadays trans men and women around the globe have ways of understanding and finding themselves. His life story is a crucial testimony that deserves to be read." comments Alex Bakker, MA Historian and writer (The Netherlands) and author of My Untrue Past and Transgender in Nederland RUPERT RAJ is a trailblazing, Eurasian-Canadian, trans activist and former psychotherapist, who transitioned from female to male in 1971 as a transsexual teenager. Dancing the Dialectic between gender dysphoria and gender euphoria, cynical despair and realistic hope, righteous rage and loving kindness, this Gender Worker tells us all about his lifelong fight for the rights of transgender intersex and two-spirit people-and his later-life role as a Rainbow Warrior working to free Mother Earth's enslaved animals. He is (co-)editor of Trans Activism in Canada: A Reader, and Of Souls and Roles, Of Sex and Gender: A Treasury of Transsexual, Transgenderist and Transvestic Verse from 1967 to 1991.

Black Girl Dangerous

Black Girl Dangerous
On Race, Queerness, Class and Gender

by Mia McKenzie

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2014-05-05
  • Pages : 180
  • ISBN : 9780988628632
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Mia McKenzie, creator of the enormously popular website Black Girl Dangerous, writes about race, queerness, class and gender in a concise, compelling voice filled at different times with humor, grief, rage, and joy. In this collection of her work from BGD (now available only in this book), McKenzie's nuanced analysis of intersecting systems of oppression goes deep to reveal the complicated truths of a multiply-marginalized experience. McKenzie tackles the hardest questions of our time with clarity and courage, in language that is accessible to non-academics and academics alike. She is both fearless and vulnerable, demanding and accountable. Hers is a voice like no other. "One of the most provocative and insightful writers of our generation." -Aura Bogado, Colorlines "A fierce voice among a generation of queer and trans folk of color." -Janet Mock, New York Times Bestselling Author of "Redefining Realness" "Tough-love activism at its best-straightforward, challenging, whip-smart, and uncompromising." -Andi Zeisler, Bitch Magazine

Redefining the Real

Redefining the Real
Race, Gender and Place in the Construction of Hip-hop Authenticity

by Michael Paul Barnes

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2007
  • Pages : 394
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Surpassing Certainty

Surpassing Certainty
What My Twenties Taught Me

by Janet Mock

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2017-06-13
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 1501145797
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Riveting, rousing, and utterly real, Surpassing Certainty is a portrait of a young woman searching for her purpose and place in the world—without a road map to guide her. The journey begins a few months before her twentieth birthday. Janet Mock is adjusting to her days as a first-generation college student at the University of Hawaii and her nights as a dancer at a strip club. Finally content in her body, she vacillates between flaunting and concealing herself as she navigates dating and disclosure, sex and intimacy, and most important, letting herself be truly seen. Under the neon lights of Club Nu, Janet meets Troy, a yeoman stationed at Pearl Harbor naval base, who becomes her first. The pleasures and perils of their union serve as a backdrop for Janet’s progression through her early twenties with all the universal growing pains—falling in and out of love, living away from home, and figuring out what she wants to do with her life. Despite her disadvantages, fueled by her dreams and inimitable drive, Janet makes her way through New York City while holding her truth close. She builds a career in the highly competitive world of magazine publishing—within the unique context of being trans, a woman, and a person of color. Long before she became one of the world’s most respected media figures and lauded leaders for equality and justice, Janet was a girl taking the time she needed to just be—to learn how to advocate for herself before becoming an advocate for others. As you witness Janet’s slow-won success and painful failures, Surpassing Certainty will embolden you, shift the way you see others, and affirm your journey in search of self.

Redefining Deviance

Redefining Deviance
Sexological Categories and Exclusion in the Gay, Lesbian, and Women's Liberation Movements

by Linda D. Wayne

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2005
  • Pages : 474
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Documenting "the Real"

Documenting 'the Real'
Youth, Race, and the Discourse of Realness in Visual Culture

by Nicole Rachelle Fleetwood

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2001
  • Pages : 388
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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South African Visual Culture

South African Visual Culture
A Book

by Jeanne Van Eeden,Amanda Du Preez

  • Publisher : Van Schaik Publishers
  • Release : 2005
  • Pages : 269
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This title argues that because we are so immersed in visual imagery, we need to be able to engage with it critically. The authors show, in various ways, that the visuality of contemporary culture can be seen as one of the primary carriers of ideas.

Sociological Abstracts

Sociological Abstracts
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2003
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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CSA Sociological Abstracts abstracts and indexes the international literature in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. The database provides abstracts of journal articles and citations to book reviews drawn from over 1,800+ serials publications, and also provides abstracts of books, book chapters, dissertations, and conference papers.

AATSEEL Journal

AATSEEL Journal
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1968
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Geographical Survey

Geographical Survey
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1976
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Seven-pillared Relationship

The Seven-pillared Relationship
Developing Good Relations

by Richard J. Hamersma,Robert A. Mark

  • Publisher : Burnham Incorporated Pub
  • Release : 1980
  • Pages : 181
  • ISBN : 9780882294438
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Identifies seven elements crucial to interpersonal relationships and suggests ways to improve each element and thereby strengthen a relationship