CN Lester takes the reader through the most pressing questions in the transgender debate, combined with a charged personal narrative of what it means to be a transgender person today. Trans Like Me shows us how we are all defined by ideas of gender, whether we live our lives as he, she or they, and how we can strive for authenticity in a world which often seeks to limit us by way of labels.
It also covers hotly contested topics such as the rise in referrals for gender variant children, feminism's treatment of the trans community, and the mainstream media's 'trans moment', among much more.
About the Author
CN Lester is an academic, musician and leading UK trans rights activist. A critically acclaimed singer-songwriter, Lester also works as a composer and classical performer; their musicological research focuses on Venetian composer Barbara Strozzi. Lester consults and educates on trans issues with a wide range of organizations, including Channel 4 and the Huffington Post, and has written for the Independent, New Internationalist and New Statesman.
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 ChakrabartiCN Lester breaks down the myths and misconceptions about trans people and politics with clarity and calm. An important, timely book - Juliet JacquesLester is a writer for our times - a moving, learned and essential voice at the razor edge of gender politics. Their work has been inspirational to me for many years. Lester writes with the compassionate authority of a person not just wise beyond their years, but beyond the age they were born into - Laurie Penny
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 25th May 2017
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.0 x 1.8
Weight (kg): 0.3
Edition Number: 1