Transgender Day of Visibility (TDOV) is an international celebration occurring on March 31 every year. The day is dedicated to celebrating transgender people and their lives, and to "raising awareness of discrimination faced by trans people worldwide, as well as a celebration of their contributions to society." (Google)
Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to release a book either written by a transgender author, featuring transgender characters, related in any way to transgender issues and rights, or that has any connection to transformation, rebirth, or just simply being your truest self! Books with 'trans' in the title or author name - either embedded or on its own - also work. :)
I'm new to the SSM forum but I'm super excited to contribute. Hoping that posting this on the first of the month gives us all enough time to find some good release choices!
Some trans authors I enjoy: Charlie Jane Anders (science-fiction), S. Bear Bergman (nonfiction), Immogen Binnie (contemporary fiction), Stephanie Bert (nonfiction), Thomas Page McBee (autobiography/nonfiction), Zoë Estelle Hitzel (poetry)
Some nobinary and genderqueer authors I enjoy: Kate Bornstein (nonfiction), Danez Smith (poetry)
I just found a copy of Getting In by James Finney Boylan on a huge stack of To Be Reads. I have not read anything else by Boylan except for She's Not There. So I think I'll start this next, right after I finish the book I'm currently reading, which is interestingly enough, called Everything Changes.
It should be interesting as it, obviously, was written before she transitioned.
I totally understand. All our LFLs are completely empty so I'll be replenishing them with my releases tonight... But with the "stay at home" orders going on in many areas, I know many of us have had to stop releasing altogether. :( Take care and stay safe!
All our LFLs are completely empty so I'll be replenishing them with my releases tonight
That's funny, since last time I tried all the local LFLs I went to were full (except one). I had a hard time squeezing in even one or two skinny kid's books. I guess everyone was afraid to take them out for fear of the virus.