Not Just a Tomboy (Paperback)

A Trans Masculine Memoir

By Caspar J. Baldwin

Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 9781785924637, 256pp.

Publication Date: November 21, 2018

List Price: 18.95*
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This is the story of one trans man's exploration of gender identity, set against changing cultural attitudes from the 90s to the present day. Caspar Baldwin grew up in a time when being trans was not widely accepted by society, and though progress has been made since then, trans men are still underrepresented and misunderstood. Grappling with the messy realities of gender expectations while giving a stark and moving account of his own experiences, Baldwin grants a nuanced understanding of what it's like to be a trans boy or man. With its unflinching portrayal of the vulnerability, confusion, dysphoria, empowerment, peace and joy that are all part of the transition process, this provides an invaluable support for trans men and is a memoir that breaks the mould.

About the Author

Caspar J. Baldwin holds a PhD in Biomedical Science from the University of Sheffield. He is a trans man who currently resides on the beautiful coast of Northumberland.