Gender Queer

Gender Queer

A Memoir

Graphic Novel - 2019
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"In 2014, Maia Kobabe, who uses e/em/eir pronouns, thought that a comic of reading statistics would be the last autobiographical comic e would ever write. At the time, it was the only thing e felt comfortable with strangers knowing about em. ...Maia's intensely cathartic autobiography charts eir journey of self-identity, which includes the mortification and confusion of adolescent crushes, grappling with how to come out to family and society, bonding with friends over erotic gay fanfiction, and facing the trauma and fundamental violation of pap smears. Started as a way to explain to eir family what it means to be nonbinary and asexual, [this book] is more than a personal story: it is a useful and touching guide on gender identity--what it means and how to think about it--for advocates, friends, and humans everywhere."--Amazon.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Lion Forge, LLC, 2019
Copyright Date: ©2019
ISBN: 9781549304002
1549304003
Branch Call Number: 306.766 K791K 2019
Characteristics: 239 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Kobabe, Phoebe

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Tigard_HollyCP Jul 09, 2019

This is a great read for anybody who is unfamiliar or uncomfortable with people experiencing their gender outside the binary of male and female. Maia Kobabe does a great job of humanizing eir experience with gender. Over the last few years, I have gotten to know several non-binary people who use they/them/their pronouns and I could never really understand why someone would choose to use what seemed like completely invented pronouns that most people had never heard of when they/them/their could be used singularly. Though it still feels awkward to me to use the pronouns e has chosen, eir story gave me insight into the reasons behind choosing those pronouns. I hope that this book and others like it will help open people's minds as it did mine.

JCLEmmaF Jun 20, 2019

I really love this one. This is a memoir in comics about Maia exploring and wrestling with gender, ultimately coming to rest on being nonbinary. This is so honest and clear about questions and murkiness about gender, in a way I think a lot of people would relate. And the illustrations are so cool. I like that I even got some book suggestions out of this. Big fan.

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