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Kate Bornstein is a performance artist, playwright, and advocate for teens, freaks, and other outlaws. She has authored several award-winning books, including Gender Outlaw: On Men, Women, and the Rest of Us, My Gender Workbook, and Hello, Cruel World: 101 Alternatives to Suicide for Teens, Freaks, vis mere and Other Outlaws. Kate lives in New York City with her girlfriend, three cats, two dogs, and a turtle. vis mindre

Omfatter også følgende navne: Kate Barnstein, Kate Bornstein, Kate Barnstein

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Boys Like Her: Transfictions (1998) — Forord, nogle udgaver176 eksemplarer
Live Through This: On Creativity and Self-Destruction (2008) — Bidragyder — 125 eksemplarer
Best of the Best Lesbian Erotica (2000) — Bidragyder — 99 eksemplarer
Take Me There: Trans and Genderqueer Erotica (2011) — Bidragyder — 94 eksemplarer
First Person Queer: Who We Are (So Far) (2007) — Bidragyder — 92 eksemplarer
Best Lesbian Erotica 1996 (1996) — Bidragyder — 40 eksemplarer
Ritual Sex (1996) — Bidragyder — 31 eksemplarer
Once Upon a Time: Erotic Fairy Tales For Women (1996) — Bidragyder — 21 eksemplarer
Noirotica 3: Stolen Kisses (2000) — Bidragyder — 18 eksemplarer
Noirotica 2: Pulp Friction (1997) — Bidragyder — 15 eksemplarer

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Kanonisk navn
Bornstein, Kate
Juridisk navn
Bornstein, Katherine Vandam
Neptune City, New Jersey, United States
New York, New York, USA
Brown University (BA|1969)
performance artist
Scientology ship crew
Carrellas, Barbara (partner)
Kort biografi
Kate was born outside of Fargo, North Dakota in a log cabin ze helped hir parents build. Hir father was a Lutheran minister, and hir mother was Miss Betty Crocker, 1939. Kate has lived in the queer ghettos of Philadelphia, San Francisco, and Seattle. Ze currently lives with hir partner--sex pioneer, writer and performance artist Barbara Carrellas--in New York City, along with their two pugs, two cats, two turtles, and a thriving well-populated ant farm.

In 1986, Bornstein identified as gender non-conforming, saying "I don't call myself a woman, and I know I'm not a man."

Per their website, Bornstein now (2021) identifies as nonbinary and uses the pronouns they/them or she/her.



A chatty, breezy summary of an often-challenging, sometimes exceptionally difficult life. It provided some useful context to Bornstein's other work, but it stayed too surface level in some ways, did too much "telling" versus "showing," which is a significant danger in autobiography, especially one as wide-ranging and full of sensitive topics as this one.
localgayangel | 14 andre anmeldelser | Mar 5, 2024 |
Goofy, naive, messily plotted at best, definitely ~~~problematic. Written in the year of my birth, so it's about an era of the Internet that seems almost unreachably distant to me, but. There are conversations in this book I've had nearly verbatim; there's sex (cyber and otherwise) that I've had and never seen written anywhere else until this book. To be fair I am also goofy, naive, messy and problematic. I felt seen, and I can't help but say thank you to the authors, for being brave enough to write this and publish it, in all its glory.… (mere)
localgayangel | 3 andre anmeldelser | Mar 5, 2024 |
Read in college, for leisure. A lot of other books and blogs I was reading referenced My Gender Workbook, so I was excited to finally get my hands on a copy. Sadly, it's not really what it says on the tin. Rather than presenting different options and asking difficult interesting questions, My Gender Workbook has a strong agenda, all the exercises push you towards that agenda, and there's not a lot of other interesting stuff, especially if you're already familiar with the (101-level) arguments. I ended up skimming it.

tl;dr: Good for people who haven't ever thought about it before; less good for people who already have significant trangst.
… (mere)
caedocyon | 6 andre anmeldelser | Feb 21, 2024 |
Everything was related back to sex, which would have been fine if the book's intentions had been clearly stated to be this focused on sex. But it was not, so the constant metaphor and reference was uncomfortable and distracting.
EmberMantles | 14 andre anmeldelser | Jan 1, 2024 |



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