Trans Like Me: Conversations for All of Us (Paperback)
A personal and culture-driven exploration of the most pressing questions facing the transgender community today, from a leading activist, musician, and academic
In Trans Like Me, CN Lester takes readers on a measured, thoughtful, intelligent yet approachable tour through the most important and high-profile narratives around the trans community, turning them inside out and examining where we really are in terms of progress. From the impact of the media's wording in covering trans people and issues, to the way parenting gender variant children is portrayed, Lester brings their charged personal narrative to every topic and expertly lays out the work left to be done.
Trans Like Me explores the ways that we are all defined by ideas of gender -- whether we live as he, she, or they -- and how we can strive for authenticity in a world that forces limiting labels.
About the Author
CN Lester is an academic, musician, and leading British trans rights activist. A critically acclaimed singer-songwriter, Lester also works as a composer and classical performer. Lester consults and educates on trans issues with a wide range of organizations, and they've written on the trans experience for various outlets.
"In brisk and readable prose, CN Lester's Trans Like Me clearly maps our culture's current fixation on transgender issues. It's an indispensable insider's guide for the uninitiated, as well as a handy compendium of talking points for anyone who finds themselves needing to answer questions on contemporary trans lives."—Susan Stryker, author of Transgender History