Challenging Genders: Non-Binary Experiences of Those Assigned Female at Birth
An Annotated Anthology
Michael Eric Brown
ISBN-13: 978-0-9968309-6-6 (Print)
ISBN-10: 0-9968309-6-0 (Print)
ISBN-13: 978-0-9968309-7-3 (Ebook)
ISBN-10: 0-9968309-7-9 (Ebook)
Scheduled to publish in early 2018
This book intends to give voice to those who are struggling to be recognized with dignity and validity, and attempt to shatter the myths and misinformation surrounding them.
The book will examine individuals who were born assigned as female who do not identify as strictly binary female or male, as well as terminologies (including the ones defined by personal experience), common attitudes and perceptions in society and within the trans community, and issues such as pronoun usage, misgendering, and “toxic” behavior and attitudes (also known as “toxic masculinity”).
Not all non-binary individuals identify as trans or transmasculine. Some identify as both trans and non-binary. This book will examine those individuals who identify as other than their assigned sex of “female” at birth (AFAB) and may or may not consider themselves under the trans “umbrella”. Non-binary AFAB individuals can include transmasculine butch and masculine of center.
For purposes of this book, “non-binary” will include agender, androgynous and genderqueer. Other identifications will be selected on a case-per-case basis, and will accept as many identities as possible that can be covered feasibly while keeping the book affordable. The book will touch on many of the myriad of identities in existence. Sexual identification is non-relevant for purposes of this book, except as defined within personal experences.
Part One of this book will be concentrated on education and information; Part Two will be the contributed stories of non-binary individuals.
There will be a questionnaire and interviews for those who wish to have their story and/or views heard.
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
Michael Eric Brown is the author of published books on transgender issues. He is the Founder and Executive Director of TransMentors International, Inc., a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting trans youth and adults in their day-to-day lives. He is known for his contributions both on and offline, especially in the realm of social justice and gender concerns. Interested in how people’s thoughts, feelings, and behaviors are influenced by the actual, imagined, or implied presence of others, Michael has devoted his life and career to both educate society and provide research on the lives of transgender and non-binary individuals.
Day Walker was born in 1965 in Oakland, California. Their focus on Behaviorial Psychology has enabled them to provide deep insights into the transgender and Butch-Femme communities through their writing as well as gender related discussion on platforms such as forums, social media groups and conference panel discussions. For over 20 years they have been an active participant and Mentor in the Butch Femme Community promoting the dynamics of diversity and the spirit of inclusion within the Culture. Daywalker is Agender and now resides in the mountains of Northern California with their wife after having spent much of their career meandering through the Motorcycle industry. They have been described as a Hippy, a Modern day Philosopher, a Peace maker, a reflective Author, an Artist of the Fluorescence, and a Gender anomalous.