Trans - A Memoir
Trans explores the physical, psychological and cultural impact of being transgender. In July 2010, aged thirty one years old, Juliet Jacques underwent sex reassignment surgery, and for the first time her body matched the person she felt she had been since childhood.
Jacques' deeply moving story of growing up and finding an identity is also an examination of the politics of gender. In this account of her remarkable life story, Jacques shares a journey through her relationship to gender and pop culture from the Smiths to Pedro Almodovar to Dana International.
JULIET JACQUES is a freelance author, best known for writing A Transgender Journey for the Guardian, the first time the gender reassignment process has been serialized for a major British publication and was long listed for the Orwell Prize in 2011. She was included in the Independent's Pink List for 2012, is a regular blogger for New Statesman, and has written for Time Out, London Magazine, Cineaste, Vertigo, 3am, and Blizzard, among many others.