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Jackson Wright Shultz | Trans/Portraits: Voices from Transgender Communities

The bookstore welcomes Jackson Wright Shultz, whose new book, Trans/Portraits: Voices from Transgender Communities, is a collection of stories from Americans who identify as transgender.

Although transgender people are increasingly represented in academic studies and popular culture, they rarely have the opportunity to add their own voices to the conversation. In Shultz's book, the stories of more than 30 people have been recorded, ranging in age from 15 to 72 and representing a wide array of racial, religious, and socioeconomic backgrounds. Many identify across a vast spectrum of genders and sexualities.

The book includes historical descriptions of activism as well as personal accounts of love and community, daily joys, struggles with familial rejection, drug addiction, and medical malpractice.

Shultz is a scholar and activist. He has written and lectured on marginalized communities, men's role in sexual assault prevention, pedagogy, representations of transmasculinities, and queer theory. Read more at www.jacksonshultz.com.

This event is free and open to the public. Reservations are recommended as seating is limited. To reserve a seat, email info@norwichbookstore.com or call (802) 649-1114.

Event date: 
Wednesday, January 20, 2016 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Norwich Bookstore
291 Main Street
Norwich, VT
Trans/Portraits: Voices from Transgender Communities Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781611688078
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Dartmouth - October 6th, 2015

Although transgender people are increasingly represented in academic studies and popular culture, they rarely have the opportunity to add their own voices to the conversation. In this remarkable book, Jackson Shultz records the stories of more than thirty Americans who identify as transgender.