Gender Failure

Gender Failure Author Ivan Coyote
ISBN-10 1551525364
ISBN-13 9781551525365
Year 2014-07-03
Pages 160
Language English
Publisher Arsenal Pulp Press
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Being a girl was something that never really happened for me Rae SpoonIvan E Coyote and Rae Spoon are accomplished award winning writers musicians and performers they are also both admitted gender failures In their first collaborative book Ivan and Rae explore and expose their failed attempts at fitting into the gender binary and how ultimately our expectations and assumptions around traditional gender roles fail us all Based on their acclaimed 2012 live show that toured across the United States and in Europe Gender Failure is a poignant collection of autobiographical essays lyrics and images documenting Ivan and Rae s personal journeys from gender failure to gender enlightenment Equal parts hilarious and heartbreaking it s a book that will touch LGBTQ readers and others revealing with candor and insight that gender comes in more than two sizes Ivan E Coyote is the author of six story collections and the award winning novel Bow Grip and is co editor of Persistence All Ways Butch and Femme Ivan frequently performs at high schools universities and festivals across North America Rae Spoon is a transgender indie musician whose most recent CD is My Prairie Home which is also the title of a new National Film Board of Canada documentary about them Rae s first book First Spring Grass Fire was a Lambda Literary Award finalist in 2013

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