I'm Afraid of Men

Vivek Shraya (Author)

$16.00

Publisher: Penguin
Format: Book
Binding: pb
Pages: 96
Released: January 1, 1970
ISBN-13: 9780735235939

<p><strong>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.</strong><br /><br />Vivek Shraya has reason to be afraid. Throughout her life she&rsquo;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.<br /><br />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.&nbsp;<em>I&rsquo;m Afraid of Men</em>&nbsp;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.</p>

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