I finished reading this last night and thought I should share with you all what I posted on my social media about it:
For anyone questioning their gender and fighting against the binary, this is such an important read by @jacobtobia
I love that this book is framed as a “coming of gender story” with emphasis that EVERYONE has a coming of gender story, including cishetero people. For myself, I struggle with identifying as “queer”, but I definitely question the confines of gender in my personal identity and my art and I advocate that is a perfectly healthy and necessary thing to do. I don’t identify as queer because I still feel “mostly female”, which is the definition I answer with when given an open-ended questionnaire. I don’t feel like a man, but embrace masculine energy. I don’t feel like both or neither as far as the gender binary is concerned. I want to acknowledge my privilege on the spectrum as a mostly cishetero monogamist female and at the moment labeling myself queer doesn’t quite feel just. Reading Jacob’s story was funny, at times heartbreaking, at times beautiful, and honestly really helped me to understand that gender nonconforming people don’t need to be at odds with religion (Christianity specifically). It was a wonderful reminder that life is a journey and gender identity is as well.
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