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Trans Love: An Anthology of Transgender and Non-Binary Voices

by Freiya Benson Jessica Kingsley Publishers
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Pbk 296 pages
AU$39.99 NZ$39.12
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Selected as a 2019 LGBT Book of the Year by Dazed and Ms. Magazine


A ground-breaking anthology of writing on the topic of love, written by trans and nonbinary people who share their thoughts, feelings and experiences of love in all its guises.

The collection spans familial, romantic, spiritual and self-love as well as friendships and ally love, to provide a broad and honest understanding of how trans people navigate love and relationships, and what love means to them.


Reclaiming what love means to trans people, this book provokes conversations that are not reflected in what is presently written, moving the narrative around trans identities

away from sensationalism. At once intimate and radical, and both humorous and poignant, this book is for anyone who has loved, who is in love, and who is looking for love.

Introduction - Freiya Benson; On Love - Love in a Sentence; Part 1 - Sex and Relationships; 1. Introduction - Freiya Benson; 2. Gingerbread People (A love letter) - Jo Green; 3. Literacy - Grace E. Reynolds; 4. First Dates and Sexual Preconceptions - Freiya Benson; 5. Freya - Aglaya Khachaturian; 6. From Grindr, with love. - Stephen; 7. water signs - mud howard; 8. Explore me - Caleb Murray; 9. "As Though it Were Easy" - Faith DaBrooke; 10. last night - Grace E. Reynolds; 11. Star-crossed - Sid S. Coles; 12. Fucking Feelings - Freiya Benson; 13. Real - Deeana Violet; 14. Poems - Alex Ahmed; 15. Someone I Love is Trans - L-J; 16. Poem - Sebastian Causton; On Love - What are you thinking about Love right now?; Part 2 - What could non-binary love look like? - Meg John Barker; On Love - Genderfork- A selection of thoughts and feelings on love; Part 3 - Faith and Belief; 1. Introduction - Freiya Benson; 2. Performing Spirits - Jo Green; 3. 2018 Love - Sabah Choudrey; 4. Our Place - Peta Evans; 5. Finding home - Alex Iantaffi; On Love - Three little words (I love you); Part 4 - Family and Friendship; 1. Introduction - Freiya Benson; 2. Two thousand and five - Josie Anderson; 3. Alias - Sebastian Causton; 4. tones of the caparazón, or: the lizard brain's response to misgendering by folks who should know better - Ariel Estrella; 5. H.B.T.W - Sebastian Causton; 6. MtF, seeks love, maybe more - Emily; 7. Hiding from the World - Freiya Benson; 8. Non-fiction - Max Guttman; 9. The Rents. - Silver; 10. Texting Back "I Love You Too" - Faith DaBrooke; 11. Expression of Love - Mick; 12. The Bends - Kaoru Sato; On Love - What we love; Part 5 - Self Love; 1. Introduction - Freiya Benson2. Love - Ryan; 3. Untitled (since it happened) - Benjamin; 4. Untitled - Roch; 5. As Eyes Blur Together - Ren Wilding; 6. Our Bodies Define Us - Freiya Benson; 7. Who I am - Sebastian Causton; 8. Smashing it - Sebastian Causton; 9. Remember - Sebastian Causton; 10. Love - Kaylie Ackerman; 11. in west Philadelphia - Lawrence Lorraine Mullen; 12. The Body Subversive - Eris Young; 13. Palaver - So Mayer; 14. Detransition: A Love Story - Evelyn Deshane; On Love - The Past and Future of Love; Part 6 - Love, and all of us - Freiya Benson; Acknowledgements; Author Biographies; Further Resources and Reading; Notes and references

From learning how to love yourself to falling for a soulmate, the concept of love can be daunting for a trans person. Trans Love gives a beautiful insight into the hearts and souls of what love means for trans and non-binary people today.
Freiya Benson is a trans woman and an experienced writer, and has written for magazines and websites, including the Huffington Post, and Vice.