I’ve got to admit, I’ve been to come up with inspiration for things to write about here this last week. For starters, I really haven’t been reading, well, anything (except for the same picture books over and over again) in the last two months. I keep finding myself staring guiltily at the book I’ve left unfinished, without actually picking it up or opening it.
It’s Daniel Mallory Ortberg’s Something That May Shock and Discredit You, a book I’d been anticipating for months before its release, since reading an excerpt in Slate (where Ortberg writes the Dear Prudence advice column). From what I have read so far, it both is and isn’t what I hoped it would be: a strange mix of niche literary analysis/satire (too niche for me and my only-a-minor-in-English-Lit, it turns out) and autobiographical musings straight from the depths of gender transition.
If that happens to sound like its right up your alley, while we don’t have any digital copies available, as of this writing there is a copy sitting in each of our resource libraries, so you may be able to snag one with a curbside pickup appointment!
But today, as I stared at the book, I started thinking about many of my other favourite transgender artists (across many forms of media!), and I figured why not boost some of them? Continue reading