An agenda-setting, emotionally engaging book on transgender identity.
'Lester makes the most complex of subjects easy to digest. I finished with more insight and knowledge than I ever expected' Stylist What does it mean to be transgender?
How do we discuss the subject?
In this eye-opening book, CN Lester, academic and activist, takes us on a journey through some of the most pressing issues concerning the trans debate: from pronouns to Caitlyn Jenner; from feminist and LGBTQ activists, to the rise in referrals for gender variant children - all by way of insightful and moving passages about the author's own experience. TRANS LIKE ME shows us how to strive for authenticity in a world which often seeks to limit us by way of labels.
'CN Lester breaks down the myths and misconceptions about trans people and politics with clarity and calm. An important, timely book' Juliet Jacques
'CN Lester is a writer for our times - a moving, learned and essential voice at the razor edge of gender politics' Laurie Penny
'One of the year's most important books on transgender identity' Gay Times
CN Lester is an academic, writer, musician and leading LGBTI activist. Co-founder of the UK's first national queer youth organisation, they curate the trans art event Transpose for Barbican and work internationally as a trans and feminist educator and speaker. Their work has featured on BBC Radio 3, BBC Radio 4, SBS, The Guardian, ABC, The Independent, Newsnight, New Internationalist and at Sydney Opera House.
A singer-songwriter and a classical performer, composer and researcher, CN specialises in early and modern music, particularly by women composers.
They live in London and drink too much coffee. Trans Like Me is their first book.