Trans Like Me Launch Party

Thursday 25th May
7:30 pm
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CN Lester takes the reader through the most pressing questions in the transgender debate, combined with a charged personal narrative of what it means to be a transgender person today. Trans Like Me shows us how we are all defined by ideas of gender, whether we live our lives as he, she or they, and how we can strive for authenticity in a world which often seeks to limit us by way of labels. Busting the myths around medical intervention on young children; challenging the mainstream media’s ‘trans moment’; honestly relaying what it’s like to grow up transgender, this book is ultimately about the liberation of feeling at home in one’s skin.

To celebrate the publication of Trans Like Me, CN Lester, Virago Press and the Archivist are hosting a literary and musical launch event and invite you to join. The event will include readings and discussion from Trans Like Me, interspersed with music from CN. CN will also be available to sign copies of both Trans Like Me and their new album.

In Trans Like Me, CN Lester takes the reader through the most pressing questions in the transgender debate, combined with a charged personal narrative of what it means to be a transgender person today. Trans Like Me shows us how we are all defined by ideas of gender, whether we live our lives as he, she or they, and how we can strive for authenticity in a world which often seeks to limit us by way of labels. Busting the myths around medical intervention on young children; challenging the mainstream media’s ‘trans moment’; honestly relaying what it’s like to grow up transgender, this book is ultimately about the liberation of feeling at home in one’s skin.

‘This personal, powerful and yet humble human testimony makes a vital contribution to a debate that has too often contained more heat than light. I challenge anyone not to have both heart and mind a little more open after reading this book.’ Shami Chakrabarti

 

‘Lester is a writer for our times – a moving, learned and essential voice at the razor edge of gender politics. Their work has been inspirational to me for many years. Lester writes with the compassionate authority of a person not just wise beyond their years, but beyond the age they were born into.’ Laurie Penny

 

‘CN Lester breaks down the myths and misconceptions about trans people and politics with clarity and calm. An important, timely book.’ Juliet Jacques

 

CN Lester is an academic, musician, and leading UK trans activist. Lester is an educator and consultant to organisations such as Channel 4, the BBC, the Huffington Post, and to universities and unions across the country. They have written for the Independent, New Internationalist and the New Statesman, and performed at the Barbican, Tate Modern and Southbank Centre. Lester co-founded the first ever national UK group for young LGBT people.

 

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