Trans A Memoir
In July 2012, aged thirty, Juliet Jacques underwent sex reassignment surgery-a process she chronicled with unflinching honesty in a serialised national newspaper column. Trans tells of her life to the present moment: a story of growing up, of defining yourself, and of the rapidly changing world of gender politics. Fresh from university, eager to escape a dead-end job and launch a career as a writer, she navigates the treacherous waters of a world where, even in the liberal and feminist media, transgender identities go unacknowledged, misunderstood or worse.
Revealing, honest,humorous, and self-deprecating, Trans includes an epilogue with Sheila Heti, author of How Should a Person Be?
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Juliet is a writer, filmmaker and podcast host who is interested in modernist and postmodernist art, literature, film and music, radical politics and LGBTQI+ issues.
Born in Redhill in 1981, Juliet has published two books, most recently Trans: A Memoir (2015), with Variations, a collection of short stories about trans and non-binary people in the UK, due out on Influx Press in June 2021.
Her journalism, essays and criticism have been published in numerous outlets, and her 16mm and digital short films have been shown in cinemas, galleries and exhibitions worldwide. Her radio programme Suite (212) broadcasts monthly on Resonance 104.4fm, looking at the arts in their social, cultural and political contexts.2016
Adult Non Fiction