An agenda-setting, emotionally engaging book on transgender identity.
What does it mean to be transgender? How do we discuss the subject? In this eye-opening book, CN Lester, academic and activist, takes us on a journey through some of the most pressing issues concerning the trans debate: from pronouns to Caitlyn Jenner; from feminist and LGBTQ activists, to the rise in referrals for gender variant children – all by way of insightful and moving passages about the author’s own experience. Trans Like Me shows us how to strive for authenticity in a world which often seeks to limit us by way of labels.
‘This personal, powerful and yet humble human testimony makes a vital contribution to a debate that has too often contained more heat than light. I challenge anyone not to have both heart and mind a little more open after reading this book.’ Shami Chakrabarti
‘CN Lester breaks down the myths and misconceptions about trans people and politics with clarity and calm. An important, timely book.’ Juliet Jacques
The shock of the new: cultural amnesia, trans erasure, and what we can do about it
CN talks about the need for queer/trans history in a world that too often forgets that variations in gender and desire have always been with us, as part of Oxford LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) History Month Lectures.