I was really honored to take part in an historic book about trans* people in Brighton, which was launched yesterday. It includes a broad spectrum of trans identities and features:
Sab Ah, Alice, Nick, Ludovic, Fox, Sam, Darcy, Cass, Ben, Ruth, Joanna, Sarah, E-j Scott, Stephanie, Rory, Edward, Gloria, Maeve, Luc, Reuben, Ezekiel, Eli, Michelle and Kim.
In it you’ll discover a little about how we all navigate our identities within Brighton’s vibrant culture. It was written by recording oral interviews of trans people by trans people and is a milestone in not only making trans history but preventing trans erasure that is so prevelant in a culture which is still struggling to see the beauty and diversity that trans* people offer.
“Brighton & Hove is a place where trans people are increasingly seen and heard, understood and respected, and Brighton Trans*formed shows how far we’ve come, and how far there is to go. – Juliet Jacques”“Trans identities are often neglected, re-written or even erased from formal histories. Brighton Trans*formed features, in their own words, the rich variety of Trans lives in Brighton & Hove today; it preserves previously untold stories for future generations, and is a much-needed exploration into the diversity of gender expression within the city.”
A big thank-you to all the production team for all their hard work to make it happen. It’s a beautiful book.