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"Nobody Passes" book readings!

I co-wrote an essay in this book, Nobody Passes: Rejecting the Rules of Gender and Conformity, and there are book readings coming up! Check it out...

Nobody Passes: Rejecting the Rules of Gender and Conformity
Edited by Mattilda, a.k.a. Matt Bernstein Sycamore

Tuesday, December 5, 2006
San Francisco Main Library
100 Larkin Street
Latino/Hispanic Community Meeting Room
6 p.m. sharp
Featuring Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, Kirk Read, Dean Spade, Tommi Avicolli Mecca, Amy André, Dominika Bednarska, Nico Dacumos, Irina Contreras, Jennifer Blowdryer, Logan Gutierrez-Mock, Jen Cross, Amy André and Mattilda a.k.a. Matt Bernstein Sycamore

Delicious Reading and Devastating Discussion
City Lights Bookstore
Thursday, December 7, 2006 @7 p.m.
261 Columbus Ave. at Broadway
(415) 362-8193
Featuring Benjamin Shepard, Irina Contreras, Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, Kirk Read, Nico Dacumos, Jennifer Blowdryer and Mattilda a.k.a. Matt Bernstein Sycamore

From activism to academia, immigration to appropriation to cruising for sex, hip-hop to disability culture to trans communities, Nobody Passes challenges societal mores and countercultural norms, asking, "If we eliminate the pressure to pass, what delicious and devastating opportunities for
transformation might we create?"

“Smart, sassy, and long overdue, this collection of essays by Mattilda and hur badass posse of evil geniuses gleefully demolishes the smug propriety that lurks within most contemporary debates about gender and diversity. What a breath of fresh air!”
—Susan Stryker, transgender activist, historian, and filmmaker

“In this beautiful, surprising collection of essays, Mattilda brings together the smartly told, diverse stories of social refuseniks. The result is a provocative critique of the act of passing, and a lively, challenging, often moving account of the pleasures and pains of not passing. Nobody Passes kicks ass. It will mess you right up.”
—Joshua Gamson, author of The Fabulous Sylvester

“These essays, in all of their militant heterogeneity, with all of their ease and rage at being on margins, chart some of the most important ground on which the desire for a new society is finding expression. They show rebels that we are far from alone in feeling such desire.”
—David Roediger, author of Working Toward Whiteness: How America's Immigrants Became White

“Nobody Passes is a fascinating example of how feminism and gender studies can support radically new identities that develop at the speed of life—or it may be part of the end of identity politics as known so far.”
—Naomi Zack, author of Inclusive Feminism: A Third Wave Theory of Women’s Commonality

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