ARC Review: How to They/Them

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I received a copy of How to They/Them from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

How to They/Them: A Visual Guide to Nonbinary Pronouns and the World of Gender Fluidity by Stuart Getty is a heavily-illustrated introduction to nonbinary pronouns (specifically they/them) and nonbinary and transgender identities more broadly.

How to They/Them starts with a brief autobiography about Stuart Getty and how they came to understand their gender identity and adopt the pronoun “they”, before moving into the meat of the guide. It’s done in a very accessible way, with a lot in an easily-digestible Q&A format with numerous cartoons, drawings, and graphs to illustrate and expand on various points.

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July TBR: Transathon

I read 51 books in June and my TBR… went up by 9, from 220 titles on June 1st to 229 on July 1st.

I highlighted twelve titles on my June acrostic, and I read a grand total of three of them: ReverieOut of the Shadows, and Sweet Tea.

This month, my TBR is not in acrostic form. Instead, it’s centered around a readathon I’m very interested in: Transathon, which is all about reading books by and/or about trans and nonbinary people!

If you’ve been following this blog for a while, you’ll probably have noticed that I’m terrible at reading the titles I highlight in the same month I highlight them. Nevertheless…here is a selection of the books on my TBR that fit the Transathon theme!

What’s on the list?

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Trans Healthcare During Covid

For the past few months, I’d been looking forward to May and my next hormone therapy revisit because I wanted to discuss increasing my testosterone dosage. I go to Planned Parenthood in NYC for my HRT, so when things started shutting down and it became clear that the city was a huge hot spot, I was not surprised to get a call saying, essentially, “We don’t have any idea what’s going to happen with appointments, we’re looking into telehealth/virtual visits, give us a few weeks and we’ll get something set up.”

I got another call a month later with confirmation that in-person visits were still canceled and I was scheduled for a virtual visit in mid-May. In the circumstances, not having an in-person visit is 100% the right thing to do. I’m also not going to complain about missing out on the hour-and-a-half one-way train and subway commute! All I had to do was log into the app.

(Albeit from my car, which was the only place I could be guaranteed privacy from my unsupportive family).

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