Trans Power: Juno Roche in conversation with Amelia Abraham

Thu Dec 12 2019 at 07:00 pm to 09:00 pm
Gay's The Word, 66 Marchmont Street, WC1N 1AB London, United Kingdom, London, United Kingdom

Gay's The Word, 66 Marchmont Street, WC1N 1AB London, United Kingdom, London, United Kingdom

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Trans Power

Juno Roche in conversation with Amelia Abraham

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'All those layers of expectation that are thrust upon us; boy, masculine, femme, transgender, sexual, woman, real, are such a weight to carry round. I feel transgressive. I feel hybrid. I feel trans.'

In this radical and emotionally raw book, Juno Roche pushes the boundaries of trans representation by redefining 'trans' as an identity with its own power and strength, that goes beyond the gender binary.

Through intimate conversations with leading and influential figures in the trans community, such as Kate Bornstein, Travis Alabanza, Josephine Jones, Glamrou and E-J Scott, this book highlights the diversity of trans identities and experiences with regard to love, bodies, sex, race and class, and urges trans people - and the world at large - to embrace a 'trans' identity as something that offers empowerment and autonomy.

Powerfully written, and with humour and advice throughout, this book is essential reading for anyone interested in the future of gender and how we identify ourselves.

'In Trans Power, Juno Roche shows us the space we already have to be ourselves. Juno Roche's trans superpower is generosity - from the very first pages, I felt a deep sense of kinship, of being welcomed into an intimate conversation about what it can mean to be trans. Trans Power is a respite, a compendium of maps to the new place, a portal for seekers and makers of liberation.'
- Andrea Lawlor, author of Paul Takes the Form of a Mortal Girl

'Juno's writing is brilliantly personal and honest and always funny. Here, as usual in her work, the thought and theory is led by feeling and is so much more powerful for it. Her interviewees are among the most important trans and nonbinary people in the world today. Trans power is not to be missed!'
- Amelia Abraham, author of Queer Intentions: A (Personal) Journey Through LGBTQ+ Culture

'In the beginning trans people described themselves in the terms coined by outside observers. The result was so often a fixed narrative about the quest to assimilate. In Juno's writing it feels as though trans has pupated and emerged, vibrant, beautiful in all our stunning diversity.'
- Christine Burns MBE, author and retired trans equality advocate

'An inspiring, empowering book that is very real and staggeringly visionary.' - Uli Lenart, Attitude Magazine

'Trans Power really captures the diversity of the trans experience- essential reading for people who want to gain a better understanding of trans people or for trans people trying to better understand themselves.' - Charlie Craggs, activist and author of To My Trans Sisters

Juno Roche is an internationally recognised trans writer and campaigner, and Founder of Trans Workers UK and the Trans Teachers Network. On the Independent's Rainbow List 2015 and 2016, she is a patron of cliniQ and received the 2015 NUT Blair Peach Award for her campaign 'Why Trans Teachers Matter'. She regularly contributes to publications including Diva, The Guardian and Vice and is the author of Queer Sex.

Amelia Abraham is a journalist from London and the author of Queer Intentions, published by Picador. Her main interest is LGBTQ identity politics, and she has written on or around this topic for the Guardian, the Observer, the Independent, the Sunday Times, the New Statesman, ES Magazine, VICE, i-D magazine and Dazed & Confused. She also writes about feminist issues, human-rights issues, health policy, arts and culture, and sex.
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