'I believe that children who are questioning and exploring their gender are the gender bosses that we all so desperately need. I believe that they are our future.'
In this life-affirming, heartening and refreshing collection of interviews, young trans people offer valuable insight and advice into what has helped them to flourish and feel happy in their experience of growing up trans.
Speaking openly and candidly about their gender, their experiences of coming out, their aspirations, and their fears - accompanied by interviews and support from their parents and carers - this book is beautiful proof of the potential for trans children to live rich and fulfilling lives when given the support and love they need.
With their trademark candour and empathy, Juno Roche gives voice to a generation of gender explorers who are making gender work for them, and in the process, reveals a kinder, more accepting world, that we should all be fighting for.
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Number of pages: 192
Weight: 223 g
Dimensions: 212 x 134 x 12 mm
Juno is prolific in giving people a voice without feeding into the narrative of trans people having to prove who they are or their right to exist: she simply shows them as themselves, existing and being people with aspirations, hopes and dreams. A truly magnificent read that fills you with hope for the future. -- Fox Fisher, film-maker, trans campaigner and artist
Juno Roche is a writer that goes beyond the surface, and tackles topics with care, razor sharp intellect, but an open hearted accessibility. Juno's writing leaves me affirmed, but also challenged, and always wanting to read more. -- Travis Alabanza, performer, writer and theatre maker
Another groundbreaking unputdownable book from Juno, this time focusing on the stories of young trans and gender diverse people in their own words. These conversations provide all the evidence anyone could need that children who are responded to in supportive and affirming ways have joyful and fulfilling lives and look to the future with excitement, while those who are not continue to struggle profoundly. Juno's conversation with their own younger self is just the kind of time-travel many of us trans adults need in order to bring own our struggling inner kids into the potentially gender euphoric future imagined by these young people. -- Meg-John Barker, author of Gender: A Graphic Guide and How to Understand Your Gender
Gender Explorers in a must read ... a breathtakingly inspirational book, one full of hope, optimism and positivity. -- Pop Matters
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