Nobody Passes
Nobody Passes
Rejecting the Rules of Gender and Conformity

Nobody Passes is a collection of essays that confronts and challenges the very notion of belonging. By examining the perilous intersections of identity, categorization, and community, contributors challenge societal mores and countercultural norms. Nobody Passes explores and critiques the various systems of power seen (or not seen) in the act of “passing.” In a pass-fail situation, standards for acceptance may vary, but somebody always gets trampled on. This anthology seeks to eliminate the pressure to pass and thereby unearth the delicious and devastating opportunities for transformation that might create.
Mattilda, aka Matt Bernstein Sycamore, has a history of editing anthologies based on brazen nonconformity and gender defiance. Mattilda sets out to ask the question, “What lies are people forced to tell in order to gain acceptance as 'real'.” The answers are as varied as the life experiences of the writers who tackle this urgent and essential topic.

Title Nobody Passes
Subtitle Rejecting the Rules of Gender and Conformity
Publisher Seal Press
Title First Published 28 November 2006
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 250 p.
ISBN-10 1580051847
ISBN-13 9781580051842
Publication Date 28 November 2006
Main content page count 250
Weight 16 oz.

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