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315 pages : portraits ; 23 cm
  • Where are you sister? / Artemis Passionflower
  • Carry me home / Charlene Allen
  • Patsy Cline rolls around in her grave / Mari Alschuler
  • Rough drafting / Joan Annsfire
  • When Laura met Christina / anonymous
  • Soliloquy / Roxanne Ansolabehere
  • Dutiful daughter / Tery Baum
  • Unnatural love / Xequina Maria Berber
  • Love in a motor home / Elizabeth Bernays
  • That delicate blue streak / Lynn Brown
  • New shoes / Giovanna Capone
  • Summer soundtrack, 1977 / Susan J. Clements
  • Paddling slowly for another coast : a youth in movements / Elena Dykewomon
  • My olive green coat / Haley M. Fedor
  • Married to a man and in love with a woman / Joanne Fleisher
  • Excerpt from A simple revolution : the making of an activist poet / Judy Grahn
  • The road to freedom / Felicia Hayes
  • A mad Kansas City woman / Lois Rita Helmbold
  • From tomboy to woman to feminist to radical lesbian : my life's journey / Chante Shirelle Holsey
  • Her handmade kente cloth jacket / Toke Hoppenbrouwers
  • On being lesbian femme in a heterosexual world / Happy/L.A. Hyder
  • Malena the maddened one : an excerpt from a novel, The sacred beasts / Bev Jafek
  • Lifelong lesbian / Bev Jo
  • A feminist butch is not an oxymoron / Lenn Keller
  • First kiss / Heidi Lamoreaux
  • Organizing lesbians in Aotearoa/New Zealand, including American influences / Alison J. Laurie
  • The day Maya went missing / Mo Markham
  • Where are my people? / Arielle Nyx McKee
  • Other : driving the land in between / Heal McKnight
  • Sealed with a kiss / Helena Louise Montgomery
  • Mothertongue / Dr. Bonnie J. Morris
  • Let it be known : my coming out story / Ashley Obinwanne
  • Prison dykin' : she wore a different uniform / Tonya Primm
  • Beyond the wooden spoon : excerpt from an Italian-American memoir / Francesca Roccaforte
  • Lost on the lava / Lilith Rogers
  • Mess with Texas / Ruth A. Rouff
  • Fighting back : the struggle to reclaim my womanhood / Heath Atom Russell
  • Constantine, Michigan 1959 / Barbara Ruth
  • Telling / Mary Saracino
  • High tide / Cheela "Rome" Smith
  • Provincetown / Tess Tabak
  • My urban forest / Polly Taylor.
Green Library
AMSTUD-261-01, FEMGEN-261-01, FEMGEN-361-01
x, 357 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Prologue. The breaker of combs
  • I. Imagination A leaky imagination ; Music as muse ; Souvenir from a dream ; Hidden genius ; Reorientation: Homer, Alaska
  • II. Memory in emotion. Genuine emotions ; The feeling of what it felt like when it happened ; A mere mortal at age twenty-five ; A mere mortal at age twenty-six ; How to change fate: Step 1
  • III. Retrieving the past. The unfurling of leaves ; The auntie of the woman who lost her mind ; Unstoppable ; Time and distance: Age twenty-four ; Time and distance: Age fifty ; Time and distance: Age sixty
  • IV. Unknown endings. The darkest moment of my life ; Nipping dog ; The father I did not know ; Reliable witness
  • V. Reading and writing. I am the author of this novel ; How I learned to read ; Splayed poem: The road ; Eidolons ; Letters to the editor ; Letters in English ; Why write?
  • VI. Language. Language: a love story ; Intestinal fortitude ; Principles of linguistics ; Companions in the house.
"From author Amy Tan, a memoir on her life as a writer, her childhood, and the symbiotic relationship between fiction and emotional memory"-- Provided by publisher.
Green Library
AMSTUD-261-01, FEMGEN-261-01, FEMGEN-361-01
xxvi, 276 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Road signs
  • My father's footsteps
  • Talking circles
  • Why I don't drive
  • One big campus
  • When the political is personal
  • Surrealism in everyday life
  • What once was can be again
  • Coming home.
"Gloria Steinem had an itinerant childhood. Every fall, her father would pack the family into the car and they would drive across the country, in search of their next adventure. The seeds were planted: Steinem would spend much of her life on the road, as a journalist, organizer, activist, and speaker. In vivid stories that span an entire career, Steinem writes about her time on the campaign trail, from Bobby Kennedy to Hillary Clinton; her early exposure to social activism in India, and the decades spent organizing ground-up movements in America; the taxi drivers who were "vectors of modern myths" and the airline stewardesses who embraced the feminist revolution; and the infinite, surprising contrasts, the "surrealism in everyday life" that Steinem encountered as she traveled back and forth across the country. With the unique perspective of one of the greatest feminist icons of the 20th and 21st centuries, here is an inspiring, profound, enlightening memoir of one woman's life-long journey"-- Provided by publisher.
Green Library
AMSTUD-261-01, FEMGEN-261-01, FEMGEN-361-01
x, 177 pages ; 23 cm.
To be fat in a thin-obsessed gay culture can be difficult. Despite affectionate in-group monikers for big gay men-chubs, bears, cubs - the anti-fat stigma that persists in American culture at large still haunts these individuals who often exist at the margins of gay communities. In Fat Gay Men, Jason Whitesel delves into the world of Girth & Mirth, a nationally known social club dedicated to big gay men, illuminating the ways in which these men form identities and community in the face of adversity. In existence for over forty years, the club has long been a refuge and 'safe space' for such men. Both a partial insider as a gay man and an outsider to Girth & Mirth, Whitesel offers an insider's critique of the gay movement, questioning whether the social consequences of the failure to be height-weight proportionate should be so extreme in the gay community. This book documents performances at club events and examines how participants use allusion and campy-queer behavior to reconfigure and reclaim their sullied body images, focusing on the numerous tensions of marginalization and dignity that big gay men experience and how they negotiate these tensions via their membership to a size-positive group. Based on ethnographic interviews and in-depth field notes from more than 100 events at bar nights, cafe klatches, restaurants, potlucks, holiday bashes, pool parties, movie nights, and weekend retreats, the book explores the woundedness that comes from being relegated to an inferior position in gay hierarchies, and yet celebrates how some gay men can reposition the shame of fat stigma through carnival, camp, and play. A compelling and rich narrative, Fat Gay Men provides a rare glimpse into an unexplored dimension of weight and body image in American culture.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780814724125 20160616
Green Library
AMSTUD-261-01, FEMGEN-261-01, FEMGEN-361-01
xviii, 263 pages ; 24 cm
New York Times Bestseller * Winner of the 2015 WOMEN'S WAY Book Prize * Goodreads Best of 2014 Semi-Finalist * Books for a Better Life Award Finalist * Lambda Literary Award Finalist * Time Magazine "30 Most Influential People on the Internet" * American Library Association Stonewall Honor Book In her profound and courageous New York Times bestseller, Janet Mock establishes herself as a resounding and inspirational voice for the transgender community-and anyone fighting to define themselves on their own terms. With unflinching honesty and moving prose, Janet Mock relays her experiences of growing up young, multiracial, poor, and trans in America, offering readers accessible language while imparting vital insight about the unique challenges and vulnerabilities of a marginalized and misunderstood population. Though undoubtedly an account of one woman's quest for self at all costs, Redefining Realness is a powerful vision of possibility and self-realization, pushing us all toward greater acceptance of one another-and of ourselves-showing as never before how to be unapologetic and real.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781476709130 20180409
Green Library
AMSTUD-261-01, FEMGEN-261-01, FEMGEN-361-01
xxi, 649 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
  • Acknowledgments -- Preface -- Chapter 1: Our Many Selves -- Chapter 2: Race, Ethnicity, and Culture -- Chapter 3: Immigrant Identity -- Chapter 4: Disabilities and Deafness -- Chapter 5: Sex and Gender Development -- Chapter 6: Coming Out -- Chapter 7: Religion and Spirituality -- Chapter 8: Social Transition -- Chapter 9: Employment -- Chapter 10: Legal -- Chapter 11: Immigration Issues -- Chapter 12: General Sexual and Reproductive Health -- Chapter 13: Medical Transition -- Chapter 14: Surgical Transition -- Chapter 15: Mental Health Supports and Services -- Chapter 16: Mental Health Concerns -- Chapter 17: Relationships -- Chapter 18: Sexuality -- Chapter 19: Parenthood -- Chapter 20: Children -- Chapter 21: Youth -- Chapter 22: Aging -- Chapter 23: History -- Chapter 24: Arts and Culture -- Chapter 25: Political Action and Organizing -- Afterword -- Glossary.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780199325351 20160616
There is no one way to be transgender. Transgender and gender non-conforming people have many different ways of understanding their gender identities. Only recently have sex and gender been thought of as separate concepts, and we have learned that sex (traditionally thought of as physical or biological) is as variable as gender (traditionally thought of as social). While trans people share many common experiences, there is immense diversity within trans communities. There are an estimated 700,000 transgendered individuals in the US and 15 million worldwide. Even still, there's been a notable lack of organized information for this sizable group. Trans Bodies, Trans Selves is a revolutionary resource-a comprehensive, reader-friendly guide for transgender people, with each chapter written by transgender or genderqueer authors. Inspired by Our Bodies, Ourselves, the classic and powerful compendium written for and by women, Trans Bodies, Trans Selves is widely accessible to the transgender population, providing authoritative information in an inclusive and respectful way and representing the collective knowledge base of dozens of influential experts. Each chapter takes the reader through an important transgender issue, such as race, religion, employment, medical and surgical transition, mental health topics, relationships, sexuality, parenthood, arts and culture, and many more. Anonymous quotes and testimonials from transgender people who have been surveyed about their experiences are woven throughout, adding compelling, personal voices to every page. In this unique way, hundreds of viewpoints from throughout the community have united to create this strong and pioneering book. It is a welcoming place for transgender and gender-questioning people, their partners and families, students, professors, guidance counselors, and others to look for up-to-date information on transgender life.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780199325351 20160616
Green Library
AMSTUD-261-01, FEMGEN-261-01, FEMGEN-361-01
xiii, 576 p. : ill., map ; 24 cm.
  • Some bitter and some sweet : growing up Black and gay in the South
  • Coming out and turning the closet inside out
  • Church sissies : gayness and the Black church
  • Do you get down? : homosex in the South
  • Trannies, transvestites, and drag queens, oh my! : transitioning the South
  • Sweet magnolias : love and relationships
  • Of legends and young'uns : Black gay men across generations
  • Epilogue: Why this story now?
This title includes oral histories that reveal a diverse, thriving, overlooked community.Giving voice to a population rarely acknowledged in writings about the South, "Sweet Tea" collects life stories from black gay men who were born, raised, and continue to live in the southern United States. E. Patrick Johnson challenges stereotypes of the South as "backward" or "repressive, " suggesting that these gay men draw upon the performance of "southernness" - politeness, coded speech, and religiosity, for example - to legitimate themselves as members of both southern and black cultures. At the same time, Johnson argues, they deploy those same codes to establish and build friendship networks and to find sexual partners and life partners.Traveling to every southern state, Johnson conducted interviews with more than seventy black gay men between the ages of 19 and 93. The voices collected here dispute the idea that gay subcultures flourish primarily in northern, secular, urban areas. In addition to expanding the sexual history of the South, "Sweet Tea" offers a window into the ways that black gay men negotiate their sexual and racial identities with their southern cultural and religious identities. The narratives also reveal how they build and maintain community in many spaces and activities, some of which may appear to be antigay. Ultimately, "Sweet Tea" validates the lives of these black gay men and reinforces the role of storytelling in both African American and southern cultures.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780807832097 20160528
Giving voice to a population too rarely acknowledged, Sweet Tea collects more than sixty life stories from black gay men who were born, raised, and continue to live in the South. E. Patrick Johnson challenges stereotypes of the South as "backward" or "repressive" and offers a window into the ways black gay men negotiate their identities, build community, maintain friendship networks, and find sexual and life partners--often in spaces and activities that appear to be antigay. Ultimately, Sweet Tea validates the lives of these black gay men and reinforces the role of storytelling in both African American and southern cultures.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780807872260 20160608
Green Library
AMSTUD-261-01, FEMGEN-261-01, FEMGEN-361-01
143 p. ; 23 cm.
  • Girl, interrupted
  • Thinking and writing about myself
  • In the family way
  • It's time!
  • Inaccessibility
  • Music and joyful embodied experiences
  • Becoming a living text.
Heather Kuttai is a 40-year-old white woman. She is married & is the mother of two children. However, her life is not as conventional as it first appears: Heather is a paraplegic. Heather's experiences as a woman with a disability experiencing pregnancy & childbirth offers insights into what is already known about women's bodies.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781552663424 20160615
Green Library
AMSTUD-261-01, FEMGEN-261-01, FEMGEN-361-01
xii, 205 p. ; 24 cm.
Traveling Blind is a romance, a travel adventure, an emotional quest, and a deeply reflective description of coming to terms with lack of sight. It reveals the invisible work of navigating with a guide dog while learning to perceive the world in new ways. Although an intensely personal account, Traveling Blind is not simply memoir, for it extends beyond one person's experience to illuminate our understandings of vision informed by the academic fields of disability studies, feminist ethnography, and the study of human-animal bonds. What does it mean to "travel blind"? What is it like to live in a world where things are not black and white so much as shades of gray? How does it feel to navigate through constantly changing imagery that requires changing inner perspectives as well? What can experiences of blindness tell us about sight? The book confronts these questions and more. In a series of beautifully textured stories, the author takes the reader on a fascinating journey as she travels with Teela, her lively ""golden dog, " through airports, city streets, and southwest desert landscapes, exploring these surroundings with changed sight. This unusual account of travel will inspire the sighted as well as the blind, offering pointed observations on processes of learning to work with a service animal and on coming to terms with a disability. In remarkably visual detail, Krieger makes palpable an ambiguous world. Repeatedly confronted with social stereotypes (that she should be totally blind and incapable of mobility), she comes to value her own unique ways of seeing and her interdependence with both her animal and human companions. Her descriptions of exquisite natural landscapes and intimate personal moments will touch as well as educate readers.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781557535573 20160604
Green Library
AMSTUD-261-01, FEMGEN-261-01, FEMGEN-361-01
390 p. ; 21 cm.
  • Coming to terms with transgenderism and transsexuality
  • Skirt chasers : why the media depicts the trans revolution in lipstick and heels
  • Before and after : class and body transformations
  • Boygasms and girgasms : a frank discussion about hormones and gender difference
  • Blind spots : on subconscious sex and gender entitlement
  • Intrinsic inclinations : explaining gender and sexual diversity
  • Pathological science : debunking sexological and sociological models of transgenderism
  • Dismantling cissexual privilege
  • Ungendering in art and academia
  • Experiential gender
  • Deconstructive surgery
  • Bending over backwards : traditional sexism and trans woman-exclusion policies
  • Self-deception
  • Trans-sexualization
  • Submissive streak
  • Love rant
  • Crossdressing : demystifying femininity and rethinking "male privilege"
  • Barrette manifesto
  • Putting the feminine back into feminism
  • The future of queer/trans activism.
A provocative manifesto, Whipping Girl tells the powerful story of Julia Serano, a transsexual woman whose supremely intelligent writing reflects her diverse background as a lesbian transgender activist and professional biologist. Serano shares her experiences and observations both pre- and post-transition to reveal the ways in which fear, suspicion, and dismissiveness toward femininity shape our societal attitudes toward trans women, as well as gender and sexuality as a whole. Serano's well-honed arguments stem from her ability to bridge the gap between the often-disparate biological and social perspectives on gender. She exposes how deep-rooted the cultural belief is that femininity is frivolous, weak, and passive, and how this "feminine" weakness exists only to attract and appease male desire. In addition to debunking popular misconceptions about transsexuality, Serano makes the case that today's feminists and transgender activist must work to embrace and empower femininity in all of its wondrous forms. ".
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781580051545 20160528
Green Library
AMSTUD-261-01, FEMGEN-261-01, FEMGEN-361-01
xvi, 238 p. 21 cm.
Green Library
AMSTUD-261-01, FEMGEN-261-01, FEMGEN-361-01