Trans Bodies, Trans Selves

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Trans Bodies, Trans Selves: A Resource for the Transgender Community
Trans Bodies, Trans Selves cover.jpg
EditorLaura Erickson-Schroth
CountryUnited States
SubjectTransgender health and wellness
PublisherOxford University Press

Trans Bodies, Trans Selves: A Resource for the Transgender Community is a 2014 non-fiction book published by Oxford University Press.[1] Edited by psychiatrist Laura Erickson-Schroth, it covers health and wellness for transgender people.[2] It was a 27th Lambda Literary Awards finalist in the Transgender Non-Fiction category and won a 2015 Achievement Award from GLMA: Healthcare Professionals for LGBT Equality.[3]


The project was inspired by the women's health book Our Bodies, Ourselves.[4][5] The editor put out a call for submissions in 2011.[6] Each section was written under the guidance of expert advisors. The foreword is by author Jennifer Finney Boylan.


The book received generally positive reviews, including in peer-reviewed journals focusing on gender and health.[7][8] [9] It also received positive coverage in the mainstream press. Jessica Grose wrote in New Republic that the anthology is "brimming with straightforward information about living a life as a gender-nonconforming person in the United States."[10] It was named to several top-ten lists for 2014.[11][12]


  1. ^ Gross, Terry (July 17, 2014). "'Trans Bodies, Trans Selves': A Modern Manual By And For Trans People". Fresh Air . NPR. Retrieved January 18, 2016.
  2. ^ Phillip, Daniel K. "Review of Trans bodies, trans selves: A resource for the transgender community. ". Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity. American Psychological Association. 1 (4): 498–499. doi:10.1037/sgd0000059. Retrieved January 18, 2016.
  3. ^ McNease, Mark (August 13, 2015). "The Fenway Institute Among 2015 GLMA Achievement Award Recipients". LGBT Sr. Retrieved January 18, 2016.
  4. ^ Posadzki, Alexandra (June 30, 2014). "Trans Bodies, Trans Selves: Roadmap to transgender". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved January 18, 2016.
  5. ^ Sanford, Wendy (November 10, 2015). "How OBOS Inspired "Trans Bodies, Trans Selves"". Retrieved January 18, 2016.
  6. ^ Swadhin, Amita (September 14, 2011). ""Trans Bodies, Trans Selves," a New Resource Guide, Seeks Submissions". GLAAD. Retrieved January 18, 2016.
  7. ^ Keegan, Cael M. (Spring 2013). "Moving Bodies: Sympathetic Migrations in Transgender Narrativity". Genders. University of Texas Press (57). Retrieved January 18, 2016.
  8. ^ Lukoff, Kyle (August 28, 2014). "Book review: Trans Bodies, Trans Selves: A Resource for the Transgender Community, edited by Laura Erickson-Schroth". American Library Association. Retrieved January 18, 2016.
  9. ^ Ng, Henry H. "Trans Bodies, Trans Selves: The Owner's Manual to Life, Health, and Self". LGBT Health. Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. 2 (3): 282–283. doi:10.1089/lgbt.2015.0013. PMC 4713020. Retrieved January 18, 2016.
  10. ^ Grose, Jessica (June 8, 2014). "The Transgender Rights Movement Needs a Goofy, Basic Foundational Text". New Republic . Retrieved January 18, 2016.
  11. ^ "10 Must-Read Books When You're Having Gender Questions". SheWired. October 22, 2015. Retrieved January 18, 2016.
  12. ^ Kellaway, Mitch (November 5, 2014). "The Year's 10 Best Transgender Non-Fiction Books". The Advocate. Retrieved January 18, 2016.

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