From the Inside Out: Radical Gender Transformation, FTM and Beyond

From the Inside Out Radical Gender Transformation FTM and Beyond Born female yet little identified with that gender these transgender genderqueer third gender and gender variant writers offer personal insights into changing gender identity dating workplace is

  • Title: From the Inside Out: Radical Gender Transformation, FTM and Beyond
  • Author: Morty Diamond Eli Clare Cooper Lee Bombardier
  • ISBN: 9780916397968
  • Page: 386
  • Format: Paperback
  • Born female yet little identified with that gender, these transgender, genderqueer, third gender, and gender variant writers offer personal insights into changing gender identity, dating, workplace issues, and This book shines light on those who identify as FTM female to male and also illuminates those whose gender is fluid, proving that biology doesn t controBorn female yet little identified with that gender, these transgender, genderqueer, third gender, and gender variant writers offer personal insights into changing gender identity, dating, workplace issues, and This book shines light on those who identify as FTM female to male and also illuminates those whose gender is fluid, proving that biology doesn t control destiny.

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    1. I first read this book a couple of years ago, as I was just beginning to explore my gender. It was much better on the second read, and I had a tangible sense of how far I've come since then. I highly recommend it to anyone on the FTM spectrum who is looking for personal accounts from people like us; the identities explored here vary pretty widely so I hope there's something here for everyone, even if you don't identify identically. I also recommend it if you are not FTM but looking to understand [...]

    2. fabulously subversive without losing humanity, a sticky problem into which much writing on gender falls. the mix of memoir, poetry, vignette, letters and essays is perfectly balanced; all together they show the complexity and richness of gender and sexuality. i think my fav was "dear breasts" which made me cry but i also loved "learning to be gay," which had me laughing outloud every few seconds. what more can anyone ask for from such an anthology on gender-- that i can both genuinely and deeply [...]

    3. I enjoyed reading the genderqueer and third gender narratives in this collection. Despite being a contributor, I found myself learning new things when I first read the other chapters in this book. Reviewers here who claim that the book is only about binary-identified people have clearly not bothered to read these narratives. In particular, I recall having found the piece about a non-binary person's decision to get chest surgery deeply moving and thought-provoking. I would encourage people to rea [...]

    4. This book came to me when I needed it to. It explores the lives of people who were assigned female gender at birth and how they define or don't define themselves by gender. I really enjoyed reading it. There are contributions by people of color and people of different economic classes, so that's a plus.

    5. Very interesting to read a variety of views from the FTM/transguy/"monster" viewpoint. These were all individual essays and poems about the experiences and emotions of being transgendered and expounding all that was positive about it. Highly recommend for those exploring their own gender and that of others.

    6. I kinda wish there was more about genderqueer/genderfluid/multigender/nonbinary/etc people, but there were definitely a lot more at the end than at the beginning. It provides a lot of insight into the radical gender community, though.

    7. This is an excellent collection of short narratives about guys' experiences with family, with their bodies, with the world, and with themselves. It definitely addressed many of my fears, concerns, hopes, and questions when I was seriously considering transition.

    8. This collection of stories and poetry did not keep my attention for very long. Amateur at best, the stories were limited to the very cliche story 'I am FtM and I've always felt like a man.' There is little to remark about here.

    9. The first essay was good, and the rest all sounded the same. So much for finding worthwhile literature from the transmasculine side of things

    10. Some of these essays are really great and some of them are really not, much like most anthologies. It's worth it for the good ones.

    11. While many of the stories do blend into each other as they sound alike, there are several very strong pieces that stand out- from talking about acceptance, to being out, to discussing pronoun usage.

    12. Interesting collection of essays that show diversity in the outlook of some within the trans/queer/gender-fluid community.

    13. an inclusive book that explores FTM identities and others on a MOC spectrum - a good read for anyone beginning to explore their own identity(ies)

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