Trans Bodies, Trans Selves Second Edition Book Release!

As the Board President of Trans Bodies, Trans Selves, I am ECSTATIC to announce the release of our second edition! Although the official release date is April 15th, pre-ordered copies from Oxford have already shipped & are in-hand to readers as we speak! Get your copy now!

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The Trans Bodies Trans Selves second edition is 50 pages longer than the first edition, released in 2014. It includes thousands of new contributors with an emphasis on uplifting BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, people of color) trans voices. We have updated our original 25 chapters with new material from over 250 trans subject-matter experts, new art, brand new first-person narratives from a survey of over 2,000 trans voices, a foreword written by Kai Cheng Thom, and afterward written by Jennifer Finney Boylan. The second edition is more timely than ever, as more than 220 anti-trans state laws have been proposed since 2021, limiting healthcare, public space, and athletics access for millions of trans people. The new edition includes extensive new material on trans youth and adolescents that are sorely needed to dispel the many myths about trans children & their families.

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The new edition of TBTS reflects the enormous increase of trans media representation, social awareness about gender expansive people, and changes in legal protections. Updates include reflections on: changes in language used by trans communities, the role of social media in trans lives, new diagrams illustrating updated surgical techniques, and increased exploration of the challenges and complexities within diverse trans communities. It includes hundreds of academic citations, online resources, and over 60 pages devoted specifically to topics affecting trans and gender expansive children and young adults. This information is vital now more than ever, especially for physicians, therapists, teachers, and parents of trans & gender expansive youth.

In addition to serving as Board President for TBTS, I also served as the Survey Editor, managing an international survey of over 2,000 participants who are quoted in the book. I wrote the Religion & Spirituality chapter, and was the Intimate Relationships chapter editor. I am ecstatic for this important resource to be shared with the world, and to provide religious & spiritual resources for trans people and their families!

The mission of the Trans Bodies, Trans Selves organization is to improve the world for trans, nonbinary, and gender expansive people in all our diversity through offering reliable information and education, connection and discussion, visibility about the diversity of our community and our issues, and activism about needs of our community. The right resources for trans and gender expansive people, our loved ones, and our providers can make all the difference in creating a better world.