a Memoir
Juliet Jacques

Jacques's words are the bricks to build one's foundation of identity.

—Recommended by Ryan

Extraordinary memoir of transition and transgender politics and culture

In July 2012, aged thirty, Juliet Jacques underwent sex reassignment surgery—a process she chronicled with unflinching honesty in a serialised national newspaper column. Trans tells of her life to the present moment: a story of growing up, of defining yourself, and of the rapidly changing world of gender politics. Fresh from university, eager to escape a dead-end job and launch a career as a writer, she navigates the treacherous waters of a world where, even in the liberal and feminist media, transgender identities go unacknowledged, misunderstood or worse. Revealing, honest, humorous, and self-deprecating, Trans includes an epilogue with Sheila Heti, author of How Should a Person Be?

Title Trans
Subtitle a Memoir
Author Juliet Jacques
Publisher Verso
Title First Published 15 November 2016
Format Paperback
Nb of pages
ISBN-10 1784781673
ISBN-13 9781784781675
Weight 16 oz.

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