Of late, the UK has become less hospitable to trans people. Transphobia, from public rhetoric to actual hate crime, has increased; and this is in part due to a remorseless campaign of misrepresentation and hostility in the national media. Because if all you know about a minority is based on a constant drip of misinformation, what else are you to think?
For that reason – and as part of our mission to educate and inform – TransActual are looking to publish a book in 2024 that will help the public to reconnect with actual trans people. Its focus will be transition: how it works; why people do it. What it feels like when you find your transition blocked, whether by lengthy waiting lists, obstructive health professionals, or conversion therapy. There will be room, too, to address the the concepts of detransition and regret.
But it won’t be all bad news. We absolutely want to showcase stories of trans joy. A more detailed explanation can be found in this article on Medium.
We are especially interested in hearing from trans men, non-binary folks, and anyone who experiences multiple forms of oppression or exclusion (for example racism and/or ableism in addition to transphobia).
To find out more, please e-mail jane fae at email@example.com.