Among various other projects I’m also currently writing a book, titled They/Them/Their, for Jessica Kingsley Publishers, about the non-binary and genderqueer experience. I myself identify as non-binary and this book is my opportunity to give something back to my community. The book, which will be finished in Autumn of 2018, will detail aspects of the lived experience of being non-binary or genderqueer, and will discuss among other topics the history of non-binary identities, how language and pronoun use interacts with our experiences, mental health issues we are likely to experience, and how we are treated within medical institutions.
The goal of this book is primarily to educate binary-identified audiences (be they trans or cis), and to give especially institutions and professionals (doctors, teachers, employers, etc) a better idea of how to support us, by dispelling myths and clearing up some of the misunderstandings about what it’s like to be non-binary and genderqueer.
As such, I am looking to speak to non-binary, genderqueer, genderfluid, agender, bigender, and otherwise not binarily-identified people! If you don’t identify as binarily gendered, I want to talk to you specifically how you experience mental health, the medical system, dating and relationships. If you’re interested in sharing your experiences, please reach out to me via email and I will send you a questionnaire to fill out and send back. Alternatively, if you don’t want to talk about that stuff, but still want to chat about the non-binary experience, please do reach out to me nonetheless! I’d love to hear from you, even if you’d prefer your data in the book to be discussed anonymously.
For binary-identified people: if you know someone who is non-binary or genderqueer, and you think they’d like to contribute, please give them my email address and encourage them to get in touch!