Thursday, March 24, 2016

Touring with Sister Spit!

Hey folks, starting tomorrow (aka, Friday) I will be on tour with the legendary spoken word troupe Sister Spit! Other artists include Jezebel Delilah, Juliana Delgado Lopera, Nikki Darling, Cassie J. Sneider, Maisha Z. Johnson, Cassie J. Sneider, and Virgie Tovar, plus occasional special guests!

Here are all the dates - links take you to Facebook invites for the show (please share!), which will have all the details:

  • March 25 -- at Salt Lick Collective, Oakland, CA, 7pm.
  • March 26 -- at SF Oasis, San Francisco, CA, 6:30pm.
  • March 27 -- at Peeves Public House, Fresno, CA, 6pm.
  • March 28 -- at Last Projects, in Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA, 7pm.
  • March 29 -- at UC Riverside, panel 1-3pm, show 7-9pm.
  • March 30 -- at Art Theatre Long Beach, Long Beach, CA, 7pm.
  • March 31 -- at Weird Sister in Los Angeles, CA, 6pm.

  • Unless/until they sell out, there will be copies of Whipping Girl 2nd edition for sale at the shows. Plus, I will also be reading from some of my new fiction project at many of the shows. Hope to see you there!

    Monday, March 7, 2016

    Whipping Girl Second Edition is out this week!

    The second edition of my first book, Whipping Girl: A Transsexual Woman on Sexism and the Scapegoating of Femininity, is officially released this week (March 8th, to be precise).

    A wonderful article about the second edition, plus many readers' personal experiences first engaging with the book, appeared in BuzzFeed this weekend.

    While it's pretty much the same book on the inside (with a few small clarifying changes), it has a brand new Preface that discusses how the book originally came to be, plus my thoughts on various new developments in transgender communities and politics since the book was first released in 2007.

    The book launch event takes place this Thursday (March 10th) in San Francisco, at the GLBT History Museum, 7pm- I will be reading from the new Preface, plus engaging in further discussion and Q&A about the book and its themes, plus the recent evolution of trans activism more generally. (More details here and here.)

    The book is available now from Amazon, Portland's independent bookstore Powell's, the Philly-based LGBTQ bookstore Giovanni’s Room, and the Chicago feminist bookstore Women and Children First. You can also use Indie Bound to find brick-and-mortar independent bookstores near you that are or will be carrying the book.

    Here are some of the new blurbs from the back cover: