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Author Tobia, Jacob, 1991- author.

Title Sissy : a coming-of-gender story / Jacob Tobia.

Publication Info. New York : G. P. Putnam's Sons, [2019]


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 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction  New Shelf  92 Tobia,J TOB    Available
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Description x, 319 pages ; 24 cm
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Summary "From the moment a doctor in Raleigh, North Carolina, put 'male' on Jacob Tobia's birth certificate, everything went wrong. Alongside 'male' came many other, far less neutral words: words that carried expectations about who Jacob was and who Jacob should be, words like 'masculine' and 'aggressive' and 'cargo shorts' and 'SPORTS!' Naturally sensitive, playful, creative, and glitter-obsessed, as a child Jacob was given the label 'sissy.' In the two decades that followed, 'sissy' joined forces with 'gay,' 'trans,' 'nonbinary,' and 'too-queer-to-function' to become a source of pride and, today, a rallying cry for a much-needed gender revolution. Through revisiting their childhood and calling out the stereotypes that each of us have faced, Jacob invites us to rethink what we know about gender and offers a bold blueprint for a healed world--one free from gender-based trauma and bursting with trans-inclusive feminism. From Jacob's Methodist upbringing and the hallowed halls of Duke University to the portrait-laden parlors of the White House, Sissy takes you on a gender odyssey you won't soon forget. Writing with the fierce honesty, wildly irreverent humor, and wrenching vulnerability that have made them a media sensation, Jacob shatters the long-held notion that people are easily sortable into 'men' and 'women.' Sissy guarantees that you'll never think about gender--both other people's and your own--the same way again."--Dust jacket.
Contents A quick manifesto -- Part I: Kiddo. The girls next door ; Nerds and wizards and Jesus, oh my! ; Inharmonious hormones -- Part II: Teenage dreams. A very dramatic (first) coming out ; In my own two shoes, on my own two feet -- Part III: Big queen on campus. A gothic wonderland, a major letdown ; Beloved token ; Sissy, femme, queer, and proud ; Dear Mom and Dad -- Epilogue: Notes to self.
Subject Tobia, Jacob, 1991-
Gender-nonconforming people -- United States -- Biography.
Genre/Form Autobiographies.
ISBN 9780735218826 (hardcover)
073521882X (hardcover)
9780735218833 (epub)

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