In Conversation with Kit Heyam, Author of Before We Were Trans

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141 Beckett Street, Leeds, LS9 7LN

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Leeds Inspired

In Conversation with Kit Heyam, Author of Before We Were Trans

2nd July 2022 - 2nd July 2022

Join local author Kit Heyam for a conversation and Q&A about their new book, Before We Were Trans: A New History of Gender at 14:30pm to 15:30pm. Across the world today, people of all ages are doing fascinating, creative, messy things with gender. These people have a rich history – but one that is often left behind by narratives of trans lives that focus on people with stable, binary, uncomplicated gender identities. As a result, these stories tend to be recent, binary, stereotyped, medicalised and white. Before We Were Trans celebrates the histories of people who might not fit into modern and/or Western trans categories – but whose stories show us that gender has always been challenged, contested and redefined. At this event, Kit – in conversation with Ross Horsley – will share stories from the book, including how it fits into the history of medicine. You’ll also have a chance to ask questions and get yourself a signed copy!