TranStory: Gossip Boys & Girls Book 5

跨性別資源中心 Transgender Resource Center
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TranStory is a project that presents a group of trans people who use storytelling to create their life narrative which spans the spectrum of gender. Each story is colorful and vivid, and shows their courage in facing gender struggles.


The concept to completion stages of the entire project involved drafting the concept; positioning; planning; recruiting the advisors, interviewers, interviewees, editor, artwork designer and trainers; and applying for funding. So much around the project was happening at the same time. Many invaluable ideas were produced during the training sessions. All of the interviewees were involved in the final editing of their story to provide a true and honest self-reflection of their life circumstances. In doing so, the TranStory project provides a new perspective for transgender experiences.


In the past, transgender stories in Hong Kong were usually based on the following sources:  


1) Transgender community initiated or special interest publications, which were very rare and mainly focused on transwomen;

2) Media interviews, which catered to the interest and needs of the reader audience. There were very few articles that reflected on real-life stories; and

3) Student interviews and academic research work. These are not intended for the general public and the scopes of discussion are very limited. They are usually somewhat difficult to understand nor accessible to the mass audience.

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Produced by:Transgender Resource Center

Chief Editors:Joanne Leung / Day Wong

Advisor:Eleanor Cheung

Text Editor:Lanlan Yu

Author:Lanlan Yu、Natalie Yim、Minnie Chiu、Carmen Wong、Eunice Chau

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跨性別資源中心 Transgender Resource Center
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Jul 31, 2019
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Social Science / LGBT Studies / General
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Named a Best Book by: The Globe and Mail, Indigo, Out Magazine, Audible, CBC, Apple, Quill & Quire, Kirkus Reviews, Brooklyn Public Library, Writers’ Trust of Canada, Autostraddle, Bitch, and BookRiot.

Finalist for the 2019 Lambda Literary Award, Transgender Nonfiction
Nominated for the 2019 Forest of Reading Evergreen Award
Winner of the 2018  Alcuin Society Awards for Excellence in Book Design – Prose Non-Fiction

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