Tuesday, May 07, 2013

'Unlike Some People I Could Mention': On Transgender Identity and Storytelling

Jennifer Finney Boylan


Last fall I sat down to read my 2003 memoir,She's Not There, in preparation for a new, 10th-anniversary edition. I returned to that book in the same room in which it had first been written: the study of a summer house, in the heart of winter. From outside came the sound of snow against the window glass, the warp of the water below the ice in Long Pond. I remembered hearing those sounds 10 years before as I sat in that place and looked out the window at the Maine winter, searching for the words to describe my "life in two genders." . . . Read More