Gender Flytrap

by Zoë Estelle Hitzel | Poetry |
ISBN: 1939675928 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingfictionalfangswing of Winston Salem, North Carolina USA on 3/31/2020
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Journal Entry 1 by wingfictionalfangswing from Winston Salem, North Carolina USA on Tuesday, March 31, 2020
Registered by fictionalfangs, Charleston, SC, USA on March 31, 2020. Paperback.

Will be released for the Transgender Day of Visibility SSM on 3.31.2020.

Gender Flytrap is an authentic portrayal of the constant hurt that a trans experience in a toxic, hegemonic culture entails. Hitzel's collection delves into the multifaceted nature of prejudice from the gendered stereotypes instilled at a young age to a broken healthcare system to the realization that everything -- including transness -- is filtered through a cisnormative lens. In this world, trauma is inherent to the trans experience. To see and be seen begets presumption and therefore is an act of violence, a violence that dictates how a person should look, act, and even perceive the world around them. In this collection of poetry, bodies are their own entities -- moldering temples furnished by others that forsake those locked inside. These gripping poems explore the pain of confronting what could have been, how a rush of hormones in the womb determines the fate of a person. Here, we can ruminate on the suffering delivered at the hands of those who abide a prefabricated notion of sex and, absurdly, circumscribe what is possible for the person inhabiting a gendered body.

Journal Entry 2 by wingfictionalfangswing at Charleston, South Carolina USA on Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Released 1 yr ago (3/31/2020 UTC) at Charleston, South Carolina USA

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Controlled released to a fellow poetry-loving friend on March 31, 2020.

*** Released for the Transgender Day of Visibility SSM. ***


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