12 Bytes - How We Got Here , Where We Might Go Next Book (Signed Copy)Regular price £16.99 Sale price £15.29
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Twelve bytes. Twelve eye-opening, mind-expanding, funny and provocative essays on the implications of artificial intelligence for the way we live and the way we love - from Sunday Times-bestselling author Jeanette Winterson.
An original and entertaining new book from Jeanette Winterson, drawing on her years of thinking about and reading about Artificial Intelligence in its bewildering manifestations. She looks to history, religion, myth, literature, the politics of race and gender, and of course, computing science, to help us understand the radical changes to the way we live and love that are happening now.
When we create non-biological life-forms, will we do so in our image? Or will we accept the once-in-a-species opportunity to remake ourselves in their image?
What do love, caring, sex, and attachment look like when humans form connections with non-human helpers teachers, sex-workers, and companions? And what will happen to our deep-rooted assumptions about gender?
Will the physical body that is our home soon be enhanced by biological and neural implants, keeping us fitter, younger, and connected? Is it time to join Elon Musk and leave Planet Earth?
With wit, compassion and curiosity, Winterson tackles AI's most interesting talking points, from the algorithms that data-dossier your whole life, to the weirdness of backing up your brain.
A Quick and Easy Guide to They/Them Pronouns BookRegular price £6.99 Sale price £6.29
Reading level - 13 to 17 years.
Archie, a snarky genderqueer artist, is tired of people not understanding gender neutral pronouns. Tristan, a cisgender dude, is looking for an easy way to introduce gender neutral pronouns to his increasingly diverse workplace.
The longtime best friends team up in this short and fun comic guide that explains what pronouns are, why they matter, and how to use them. They also include what to do if you make a mistake, and some tips-and-tricks for those who identify outside of the binary to keep themselves safe in this binary-centric world.
A quick and easy resource for people who use they/them pronouns, and people who want to learn more!
Androgyne - Fashion and Gender BookRegular price £40.00 Sale price £36.00
This ad is gender neutral , proclaimed a 2016 poster for the fashion brand Diesel; I resist definitions , announced a Calvin Klein ad in the same year, while a Louis Vuitton shoot featured Jaden Smith, son of actor Will Smith, wearing a skirt like a natural.
Fashion magazines have printed countless features on the blurring of gender barriers, while brands including Yves Saint-Laurent, Gucci, Burberry, Givenchy and Dolce & Gabbana have all interpreted the concept girls will be boys and boys will be girls in their own individual style.
The previous turn of the century was as obsessed with androgyny as this one, as seen in the art of Edward Burne-Jones and Gustave Moreau, and the writings of Oscar Wilde and the mystic Joséphin Péladan.
From the late 19th to the early 21st century, the genders have blended: from Berlin in the 1920s to Hollywood of the 1930s with Garbo to Dietrich; from the 1940s Bright Young Things to the androgynous pop stars of the 1970s, and beyond.
What do these variations on a theme have in common? What has caused the dizzying rise of androgyny? Why has this concept, a staple of ancient myth that was first discussed in Plato s Symposium, been revived today?
Accompanied by a striking selection of contemporary photographs, Patrick Mauriès presents a condensed cultural history of androgyny, drawing on the worlds of art and literature to give us a deeper understanding of the strange but timeless human drive to escape from defined categories.
Arcadia BookRegular price £12.99 Sale price £11.69
An intersex narrator, coming of age in a libertarian commune, sets the stage for this English-language debut; a story that reveals and subverts contemporary conceptions of normative sexuality, capitalist culture, and environmental degradation.
Farah moves into Liberty House - an arcadia, a community in harmony with nature - at the tender age of thirteen, with her family. The commune's spiritual leader, Arcady, preaches equality, non-violence, anti-speciesism, free love and uninhibited desire for all, regardless of gender, age, looks or ability. In this seemingly utopian 'quiet zone,' far from access to technology and commerce, Farah goes through puberty as a transgender transition.
Upon discovering they are intersex, Farah begins to question what it means to be a woman or a man, and all the other principles those within and outside the confraternity live by and grows increasingly empowered to create a better world. Emmanuelle Bayamack-Tam delivers a magisterial novel, a scathing critique of innocence in the contemporary world.
Beyond the Gender Binary BookRegular price £6.99 Sale price £6.29
Reading level - 12 to 17 years.
Pocket Change Collective is a series of small books with big ideas from today's leading activists and artists.
In this instalment, Beyond the Gender Binary, Alok Vaid-Menon challenges the world to see gender not in black and white, but in full colour.
Taking from their own experiences as a gender-nonconforming artist, they show us that gender is a malleable and creative form of expression.
The only limit is your imagination.
Bi the Way - The Bisexual Guide to Life BookRegular price £12.99 Sale price £11.69
Reading level - 12 years and up.
Whether you are openly bisexual, still figuring things out or just interested in learning more about bisexuality, Bi the Way is your essential guide to understanding and embracing bisexuality.
With first-hand accounts from bi advocates, it includes practical tips and guidance on topics including dating, sex, biphobia, bi-erasure, coming out, activism and gender identity, demystifying a community that is often erased or overlooked.
Rallying, honest and powerfully written, this must-read book is a manifesto for bisexual people everywhere and will empower you to live your most authentic bisexual life.
"Bi the Way is the friendly introduction to all things bi that the world has needed for so long! Lois writes in an accessible, engaging, and informed way throughout, including helpful quotes from many other bi, pan, and queer people about their experiences and the ways in which their sexualities intersect with other aspects of their identities. If you've noticed yourself being attracted to more than one gender and want to explore what language to use, how to navigate outness and dating, and where to find community and support, this is absolutely the book for you."
Meg-John Barker, author of Sexuality: A Graphic Guide and How to Understand Your Sexuality
Can I Tell You About Gender Diversity? - A Guide for Friends, Family and Professionals BookRegular price £8.99 Sale price £8.09
For age 7 years and up.
Kit, a 12 year old who identifies as a boy, explains all about gender variance, the experience of medical transition and how his family, friends and school can support him. This illustrated introduction to gender diversity will be a helpful guide and discussion starter for children 11+, as well as for older readers.
Meet Kit - a 12 year old undergoing medical transition - as he talks about gender and the different ways it can be explored. He explains what it is like to transition and how his friends, family and teachers can help through talking, listening and being proactive.
With illustrations throughout, this is an ideal way to start conversations about gender diversity in the classroom or at home and suitable for those working in professional services and settings. The book also includes a useful list of recommended reading, organisations and websites for further information and support.
'A much needed piece of work! The pedagogies outlined in this book have made a positive, significant difference to the lives of young trans people in our schools. By following the practical strategies we can together begin the journey to inclusion. This guide will help you take the first steps to educate and then support you to create an environment that actively celebrates gender diversity! A definite go-to-guide for all schools.'
- Dr Elly Barnes MBE, CEO of Educate & Celebrate
Author: Sarah Savage and Fox Fisher, illustrated by Fox Fisher
Celebrating Difference - A Whole-School Approach to LGBT+ Inclusion BookRegular price £19.99 Sale price £17.99
RECOMMENDED BY LORD MICHAEL CASHMAN IN UK PARLIAMENT, APRIL 2019
'Essential and valuable reading for every teacher and school leader.'
'A huge stride towards genuine organisational change.'
Dr Joseph Hall
'An outstanding book.'
Professor Jonathan Glazzard
Celebrating Difference is an inspiring handbook for LGBT+ inclusion, aimed at all primary and secondary teachers and leaders. Written by Shaun Dellenty, internationally celebrated lead in LGBT+ inclusion in education, it is filled with practical advice to enable schools to bring about organisational change to ensure the safety, success, mental health and wellbeing of all pupils and staff.
This ground-breaking book examines the roots and impact of identity-based prejudice in schools, drawing on Shaun's own experiences of homophobic bullying and his subsequent career as a teacher and school leader. The core of the book is based on Shaun's award-winning training programme Inclusion For All, endorsed by the Department for Education, presenting an effective approach to LGBT+ inclusion at a whole-school level. This includes practical strategies to eradicate prejudice, prevent bullying, embrace diversity and improve whole-school outcomes such as attendance and attainment, as well as mindfulness techniques and ideas for INSET training sessions and school assemblies.
Case studies and interviews with pupils and teachers who have experienced the Inclusion For All process and unique research insights from Dr Joseph Hall, University of Leeds, demonstrate how the strategies work in practice. Clear guidance will also enable schools to comply with Ofsted and statutory equality legislation, and help them to teach children about British values, basic human rights and the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC).
Written with warmth, humour and compassion, this is a must-read guide for all teachers and school leaders who wish to promote inclusion, celebrate difference and ensure safer futures for all young people.
Diversify - Six Degrees Of Integration BookRegular price £9.99 Sale price £8.99
‘A handbook for these troubled times’ Psychologies Magazine
’Engaging and informative … highlights our common humanity’ Kofi Annan
‘A passionately written polemic’ You Magazine
The truth is, INCLUSION is better for EVERYONE.
In this empowering call to arms, June Sarpong MBE proves why.
Putting the spotlight on groups who are often marginalised in our society, including women, ethnic minorities, those living with disabilities, and the LGBTQ+ community, Diversify uncovers the hidden cost of exclusion and shows how a new approach to how we learn, live and do business can solve some of the most stubborn challenges we face.
With unshakeable case studies, brand-new research from Oxford University, and six revolutionary steps to help you overcome unconscious bias, this book will help you become part of a better society.
The old way isn’t working. This is a case for change.
Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Trans (But Were Afraid to Ask) BookRegular price £13.99 Sale price £12.59
Leading activist and essayist Brynn Tannehill tells you everything you ever wanted to know about transgender issues but were afraid to ask. The book aims to break down deeply held misconceptions about trans people across all aspects of life, from politics, law and culture, through to science, religion and mental health, to provide readers with a deeper understanding of what it means to be trans.
The book walks the reader through transgender issues, starting with "What does transgender mean?" before moving on to more complex topics including growing up trans, dating and sex, medical and mental health, and debates around gender and feminism.
Brynn also challenges deliberately deceptive information about transgender people being put out into the public sphere. Transphobic myths are debunked and biased research, bad statistics and bad science are carefully and clearly refuted. This important and engaging book enables any reader to become informed the most critical public conversations around transgender people, and become a better ally as a result.
Author: Brynn Tannehill
Excluded - Making Feminist and Queer Movements More Inclusive BookRegular price £13.99 Sale price £12.59
While many feminist and queer movements are designed to challenge sexism, they often simultaneously police gender and sexuality, sometimes just as fiercely as the straight, male-centric mainstream does.
Among LGBTQ activists, there is a long history of lesbians and gay men dismissing bisexuals, transgender people, and other gender and sexual minorities. In each case, exclusion is based on the premise that certain ways of being gendered or sexual are more legitimate, natural, or righteous than others. As a trans woman, bisexual, and femme activist, Julia Serano has spent much of the last ten years challenging various forms of exclusion within feminist and queer/LGBTQ movements.
In Excluded, she chronicles many of these instances of exclusion and argues that marginalising others often stems from a handful of assumptions that are routinely made about gender and sexuality. These false assumptions infect theories, activism, organisations, and communities and worse, they enable people to vigorously protest certain forms of sexism while simultaneously ignoring and even perpetuating others.
Serano advocates for a new approach to fighting sexism that avoids these pitfalls and offers new ways of thinking about gender, sexuality, and sexism that foster inclusivity rather than exclusivity.
Fat and Queer - An Anthology of Queer and Trans Bodies and Lives BookRegular price £14.99 Sale price £13.49
We're here. We're queer. We're fat.
This one-of-a-kind collection of prose and poetry radically explores the intersection of fat and queer identities, showcasing new, emerging and established queer and trans writers from around the world.
Celebrating fat and queer bodies and lives, this book challenges negative and damaging representations of queer and fat bodies and offers readers ways to reclaim their bodies, providing stories of support, inspiration and empowerment.
In writing that is intimate, luminous and emotionally raw, this anthology is a testament to the diversity and power of fat queer voices and experiences, and they deserve to be heard.
'A beautifully written collection of stories, poems, pieces that does so much more than just celebrate different bodies, this book poetically and stoically lays claim to the space that we've been told to avoid at all costs. This book is an exploration of the freedoms and reclaimed joys that feel as if they were stolen from us. Important stuff!'
'Fat and Queer introduces a new generation of writers creating intersectional fat culture. It is a fine feast of life stories and poems exploring fat, sexuality, race and gender. As someone who has spent their life nurturing a movement of fat queers and trans people, I can't express how satisfying it is to see the work grow and bloom.'
Dr Charlotte Cooper, Psychotherapist, Author Fat Activism: A Radical Social Movement, Fat & Proud: The Politics of Size and Obesity Timebomb
'Reading "Fat and Queer" was a breath of fresh air for me. So many stories truly touched my heart and made me reflect on my own experiences. These stories were written with so much honesty and depth, the whole book was a joy to read.'
'Fat & Queer presents readers with a vibrant collection of diverse, often-silenced voices that speak to the extraordinary resilience and tenacity that allows these writers to thrive in a world that rarely celebrates or affirms their identities. A necessary addition to an ever-expanding literature of the body and the new queer canon.'
Amy Long, author of Codependence and winner of the 2018 CSU Poetry Center Essay Collection Competition
|Author||Miguel M. Morales, Bruce Owens Grimm & Tiff Ferentini
Feminism is Queer (Second Edition) - The Intimate Connection Between Queer and Feminist BookRegular price £16.99 Sale price £15.29
In Feminism is Queer, Mimi Marinucci provides a valuable introduction to the intimately related disciplines of gender and queer theory, and develops the innovative concept of 'queer feminism', which treats queer theory as being continuous with feminist theory.
While there were significant conceptual tensions between second wave feminism and traditional lesbian and gay studies, queer feminism offers a paradigm for understanding gender, sex and sexuality that overcomes this conflict in order to foster solidarity between those campaigning for women's and LGBTQ rights.
This updated and expanded edition engages with the latest developments in feminism and queer theory, including the new forms of both feminism and 'antifeminism' which have developed within online communities; the growing prominence of trans experiences in popular media; and with the relevancy of queer feminism to a new generation of feminist activists.
Feminism is Queer remains the indispensable guide for anyone with an interest in gender, sexuality, and the connections between feminism and queer issues.
From Ace To Ze - The Little Book of LGBT TermsRegular price £6.99 Sale price £6.29
Language is one of the key paths to awareness, acceptance and empowerment but honestly, it can be confusing for many people.
This easy-to-use dictionary introduces some of the most essential terminology surrounding gender, sexuality and LGBTQIA+ identity.
If you have questions about yourself or about the terminology, or even if you’re simply interested in learning more, this essential guide will help you navigate the world with knowledge and kindness.
Author: Harriet Dyer
Gender & Sexuality For Beginners BookRegular price £12.99 Sale price £11.69
Gender and Sexuality for Beginners considers the uses and limitations of biology in defining gender.
Questioning gender and sex as both categories and forms of compulsory identification, it critically examines the issues in the historical and contemporary construction, meaning and perpetuation of gender roles.
It interweaves neurobiology, psychology, feminist, queer and trans theory, as well as historical activism to offer new perspectives on gender inequality, ultimately pointing to the clear inadequacy of gender categories.
|Author||Jaimee Garbacik & Jeffrey Lewis
Gender - A Graphic Guide BookRegular price £13.99 Sale price £12.59
|Author||Meg-John Barker & Jules Scheele (Illustrator)
Gender Euphoria - Stories of Joy from Trans, Non-Binary and Intersex Writers BookRegular price £9.99 Sale price £8.99
GENDER EUPHORIA: a powerful feeling of happiness experienced as a result of moving away from one s birth-assigned gender.
So often the stories shared by trans people about their transition centre on gender dysphoria: a feeling of deep discomfort with their birth-assigned gender, and a powerful catalyst for coming out or transitioning. But for many non-cisgender people, it s gender euphoria which pushes forward their transition: the joy the first time a parent calls them by their new chosen name, the first time they have the confidence to cut their hair short, the first time they truly embrace themself.
In this groundbreaking anthology, nineteen trans, non-binary, agender, gender-fluid and intersex writers share their experiences of gender euphoria: an agender dominatrix being called Daddy , an Arab trans man getting his first tattoos, a trans woman embracing her inner fighter.
What they have in common are their feelings of elation, pride, confidence, freedom and ecstasy as a direct result of coming out as non-cisgender, and how coming to terms with their gender brought unimaginable joy into their lives.
|Author||Edited by Laura Kate Dale
Gender Explorers - Our Stories of Growing Up Trans and Changing the World BookRegular price £12.99 Sale price £11.69
In this life-affirming, heartening and refreshing collection of interviews, young trans people offer valuable insight and advice into what has helped them to flourish and feel happy in their experience of growing up trans.
Speaking openly and candidly about their gender, their experiences of coming out, their aspirations, and their fears - accompanied by interviews and support from their parents and carers - this book is beautiful proof of the potential for trans children to live rich and fulfilling lives when given the support and love they need.
With their trademark candour and empathy, Juno Roche gives voice to a generation of gender explorers who are making gender work for them, and in the process, reveals a kinder, more accepting world, that we should all be fighting for.
Gender Theory in Troubled Times BookRegular price £17.99 Sale price £16.19
Theorising gender is more urgent and highly political than ever before. These are times, in many countries, of increased visibility of women in public life and high-profile campaigns against sexual violence and harassment. Challenges to fixed, traditional gender norms have paved the way for the recognition of gay marriage and gender recognition acts allowing people to change the gender assigned to them at birth. Yet these are also times of religious and political backlash by the alt right, the demonisation of the very term ‘gender’ and a renewed embrace of the ‘naturalness’ of gendered difference as ordained by God or Science.
A follow-up to the authors’ 2002 text, Theorising Gender, this timely and necessary intervention revisits gender theory for contemporary times. Refusing a singular ‘truth about gender’, the authors explore the multiple strands which go into making our gendered identities, in the context of materialist and intersectional perspectives interwoven with phenomenological and performative ones. The resulting critical overview will be a welcome and invaluable guide for students and scholars of gender across the social sciences and humanities.
|Author||Kathleen Lennon & Rachel Alsop
Gender Trauma - Healing Cultural, Social, and Historical Gendered Trauma BookRegular price £19.99 Sale price £17.99
Exploring how the essentialism of the gender binary impacts on clients of all genders, this ground-breaking book examines how historical, social and culturally gendered trauma emerges in clinical settings. Weaving together systemic ideas, autoethnography, narrative therapy and somatic experiencing, the book charts the history of the gender binary and its roots in colonialism, as well as the way this culture is perpetuated intergenerationally, and the impact this trauma has on all bodies, gender identities and experiences.
Featuring clinical vignettes, exercises and reflexive practices, this is an accessible and intersectional guide for professionals to develop their understanding of gender-derived trauma for supporting clients. Highlighting the importance of applying a trauma-informed approach in practice, this book provides insights as to how we can work towards collective healing, for future generations and for ourselves.
As a thought provoking critical text, Gender Trauma speaks to the need to see gender as a category complicit with, and indeed formed by, practices of colonisation. Iantaffi calls our attention to the multiple, intersecting ways in which gender shapes relationships, institutions, and individual practices. In so doing, Iantaffi creates a space for new ways of thinking about and relating to gender as a category. -- Professor Damien W. Riggs, Flinders University, Australia
Dr Alex Iantaffi is one of the smartest gender theorists I know. A compassionate clinician and a brilliant educator they have produced one of the most compelling books on gender diversity and human rights you will ever read. JKP has published a plethora of books on gender diversity in recent years. Dr Iantaffi's book on Gender Trauma deserves to be amongst the best of them. -- Dominic Davies, Founder & CEO, Pink Therapy
Dr. Iantaffi's book is a homage to our diversely gendered and courageously queer ancestors, a guidebook for those here on Earth working to recover and create healthy culture, and an act of service for those who have yet to return to a world that will be just a bit more inclusive and kind. -- Dr. Daniel Foor, author of Ancestral Medicine: Rituals for Personal and Family Healing
Author: Alex Iantaffi
Gender, Sex, and Sexualities - Psychological Perspectives BookRegular price £29.99 Sale price £26.99
For decades, the field of gender, sex, and sexualities has been a focal point of increasing interest. This inquiry has been ignited by successive waves of dramatic social change, chief among them: the re-emergence of feminist movements in the U.S. and Europe in the late 1960s; the sustained (and increasingly successful) bids for legal, social, and religious acceptance of non-heterosexual sexualities in many parts of the world; and the burgeoning number of people (whether cisgendered, gender-variant, trans, or questioning) whose individual and collective experiences of gender and sexuality warrant deeper understanding and further progress toward a fuller realisation of human potential and civil rights.
In psychology, the intellectual project of understanding gender, sex, and sexualities encompasses a variety of subfields spanning neuroscience and developmental, cognitive, social, and cultural psychology, as well as critical theory. As such, these approaches have inspired new and different psychological questions, as well as increased interest in previously unfamiliar topics of investigation.
Nancy K. Dess, Jeanne Marecek, and Leslie C. Bell
Happier As A Woman - Transforming Friendships, Transforming Lives BookRegular price £15.99 Sale price £14.39
Martina Ramirez first started wearing her mother's shoes in secret in primary school, when everyone still knew her as Martin. Growing up in a conservative household as an adopted Mexican-American in a racially segregated city, she swore she would not be just another crime or teen pregnancy statistic.
Martina lived up to that promise when she was named student chosen to make the speech at the farewell ceremony at her secondary school, became a lecturer at a prestigious university and had a family. It was only then, after she had become established in her life and career, that she was able to finally be her true self.
HAPPIER AS A WOMAN is not just a story of one woman's transition. It is a story about relationships - those she fostered with herself, those that were hurt, those that were saved and those that would not have existed if not for Martina's desire to be a mentor, to be the change. Martina made it her mission to pave the way for all of those that would come after her - from women seeking to break through the glass ceiling to fellow victims of emotional abuse - regardless of who they appeared to be on the outside.
It's as though all the emotions she had to bottle up in her youth became stronger with age and they now tell of a compelling journey of acceptance, self-discovery and self-love. Martina's story is skilfully expressed through letters, anecdotes and powerful interviews conducted by and written alongside her renowned co-author, human rights advocate and biographer, Alicia Partnoy.
Author: Martina Giselle Ramirez & Alicia Partnoy
Headcase - LGBTQ Writers & Artists on Mental Health and Wellness BookRegular price £19.99 Sale price £17.99
Headcase uses a collection of personal reflections and artistic representations to illustrate the intersection of mental wellness, illness, and LGBTQ identity, as well as the the lasting impact of historical views equating lesbian or gay identity with mental illness.
The pieces offer personal views from both providers and clients, often one and the same, about their experiences.
The volume breaks new ground in documenting issues in LGBTQ mental health care with these superbly written and powerfully rendered personal and political stories and images.
|Author||Stephanie Schroeder & Teresa Theophano
How to Stop Homophobic and Biphobic Bullying - A Practical Whole-School Approach BookRegular price £19.99 Sale price £17.99
This vital teachers' guide to challenging homophobic and biphobic bullying offers unique insights to address the issue at its core. With a renewed focus on a whole school approach, it builds capacity in those who work with young people and inspires an inclusive approach in every setting.
Laying out clear advice on how to recognise, stop and prevent homophobic and biphobic bullying, readers are given strategies to work with its perpetrators, bystanders and targets. The author explains how to handle disclosures regarding sexual orientation and provides advice on effective Anti-Bullying Policy referencing homophobic and biphobic bullying.
Based upon the work of the UK's leading and award-winning LGBT+ anti-bullying charity Educational Action Challenging Homophobia (EACH) this book additionally explores why young people are too often reluctant to report these forms of bullying; the increasing role of the online environment and the profound impacts bullying can have well into adulthood.
Written by an expert in this field, this essential guide is for teachers, youth workers, the care sector and anyone with a duty of care towards young people.
Author: Jonathan Charlesworth
How to Understand Your Gender - A Practical Guide for Exploring Who You Are BookRegular price £14.99 Sale price £13.49
This helpful guide presents ways we can all better understand gender, and how people can change and express their gender identity. Considering biological and cultural understandings of gender, gender expression, and relationships and sexuality, this is an excellent starting point for anybody thinking about what gender means to them.
'For anyone who's ever wished they had a smart, kind, friend with whom they could calmly and safely discuss gender issues: this most excellent book is that kind of friend'. - Kate Bornstein, author of Gender Outlaw
Have you ever questioned your own gender identity? Do you know somebody who is transgender or who identifies as non-binary? Do you ever feel confused when people talk about gender diversity?
This down-to-earth guide is for anybody who wants to know more about gender, from its biology, history and sociology, to how it plays a role in our relationships and interactions with family, friends, partners and strangers. It looks at practical ways people can express their own gender, and will help you to understand people whose gender might be different from your own. With activities and points for reflection throughout, this book will help people of all genders engage with gender diversity and explore the ideas in the book in relation to their own lived experiences.
'Wherever you are on your gender adventure, this book will be helpful to you. Beyond the headlines, gender is a personal journey - and for anyone struggling to find their way, this is the compassionate, accessible manual the world has been waiting for.'
- Laurie Penny, journalist, activist and author of Unspeakable Things
Author: Alex Iantaffi and Meg-John Barker. Foreword by S. Bear Bergman.
In Their Shoes - Navigating Non-Binary Life BookRegular price £12.99 Sale price £11.69
There is no one way to be non-binary, and that's truthfully one of the best things about it. It's an identity that is yours to shape.
Combining light-hearted anecdotes with their own hard-won wisdom, Jamie Windust explores everything from fashion, dating, relationships and family, through to mental health, work and future key debates.
From trying on clothes in secret to iconic looks, first dates to polyamorous liaisons, passports to pronouns, Jamie shows you how to navigate the world and your evolving identity in every type of situation.
Frank, funny, and brilliantly feisty, this must-read book is a call to arms for non-binary self-acceptance, self-appreciation and self-celebration.
Author: Jamie Windust
Introducing Intersectionality - Short Introductions BookRegular price £16.99 Sale price £15.29
How can we hope to understand social inequality without considering race, class, and gender in tandem? How do they interact with other categories such as sexuality, citizenship, and ableism? How does an inclusive analysis of domination and privilege move us closer to solutions touching the lives of diverse populations?
In this clearly written book, Mary Romero presents intersectionality as a core facet of the sociological imagination. One-dimensional approaches are no longer acceptable. Instead, we must examine all systems of oppression simultaneously and how they integrate and work with or against each other to shape life experiences. Recognising the dynamics of patriarchy, capitalism, and white supremacy, Romero shows how social inequality is maintained or minimised in various social settings and everyday sites of interaction. Drawing the theoretical threads together, the book demonstrates intersectional approaches in action in relation to the care crisis and wealth divide, to highlight the different understandings of these issues and their solutions arising from a comprehensive, intersectional examination.
Offering an overview of scholarly and activist tradition in the development of intersectionality and how to apply intersectionality as a lens to enrich our understandings of social life, this introductory text will be an invaluable and welcome resource for all students of sociology.