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I'm Afraid of Men

I'm Afraid of Men

Author: Vivek Shraya
$29.99(AUD)  inc GST
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September 2018


"Emotional and painful but also layered with humour, I'm Afraid of Men will widen your lens on gender and challenge you to do better. This challenge is a necessary one--one we must all take up. It is a gift to dive into Vivek's heart and mind."
--Rupi Kaur, bestselling author of The Sun and Her Flowers and Milk and Honey

A trans artist explores how masculinity was imposed on her as a boy and continues to haunt her as a girl--and how we might reimagine gender for the twenty-first century

Vivek Shraya has reason to be afraid. Throughout her life she's endured acts of cruelty and aggression for being too feminine as a boy and not feminine enough as a girl. In order to survive childhood, she had to learn to convincingly perform masculinity. As an adult, she makes daily compromises to steel herself against everything from verbal attacks to heartbreak.

Now, with raw honesty, Shraya delivers an important record of the cumulative damage caused by misogyny, homophobia, and transphobia, releasing trauma from a body that has always refused to assimilate. I'm Afraid of Men is a journey from camouflage to a riot of colour and a blueprint for how we might cherish all that makes us different and conquer all that makes us afraid.

Stock Information

General Fields

  • : 9780735235939
  • : Penguin Canada
  • : Penguin Canada
  • : July 2018
  • : .281 Inches X 4.75 Inches X 6.875 Inches
  • : September 2018
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 96
  • : 813/.6
  • : English
  • : Hardback
  • : Vivek Shraya