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Written on the Body

Letters from Trans and Non-Binary Survivors of Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence

Lexie Bean (Editor), Dean Spade (Contribution by), Nyala Moon (Contribution by)


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Lambda Literary Award Finalist - LGBTQ Anthology

Written by and for trans and non-binary survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault, Written on the Body offers support, guidance and hope for those who struggle to find safety at home, in the body, and other unwelcoming places.

This collection of letters written to body parts weaves together narratives of gender, identity, and abuse. It is the coming together of those who have been fragmented and often met with disbelief. The book holds the concerns and truths that many trans people share while offering space for dialogue and reclamation.

Written with intelligence and intimacy, this book is for those who have found power in re-shaping their bodies, families, and lives.

Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 9781785927973, 216pp.

Publication Date: March 21, 2018

About the Author

Lexie Bean is a freelance writer for Teen Vogue and a performer. They have edited two previous anthologies of letters, Attention: People with Body Parts and Portable Homes. They are based in New York.