Written by Amy Bonds-Updated 3/20/23
Grounded Therapy is participating in the Trans Rights Reathadthon which is a decentralized fundraiser seeking to read and elevate trans authors and stories throughout the week of March 20-27, 2023. This fundraiser was created by Sim Kern on TikTok in response to all of the anti trans legislation that has been happening around the country. I encourage you to check out the hashtag #transrightsreadathon on TikTok to learn more about how other creators are getting involved, learn about organization and get book recommendations.
Grounded Therapy will not be creating our own fundraising page but will be encouraging individuals to donate to various organizations. Some examples would be the Trans Health Fund through the Trans Legal Center. The Trans Health Fund provides resources to trans individuals who are facing investigation, arrest or prosecution for accessing health care, you can donate here, transgenderlawcenter.org/thlf-donate.
One of the amazing features of having a decentralized fundraiser is that you can participate and donate to an organization that is important to you or within your community! There are currently 420 anti-LGBTQ bills in the United States which feels so impossible to put into words. These bills threaten access to gender affirming care, freedom of expression and so much more. I encourage you to learn more about what's happening in your state and see if there are any organizations that you can support through the trans readathon.
If you want to participate in the trans rights readathon, follow the following steps!
Here are some book recommendations to get you started. I will continue adding to this list as we get closer to the readathon. I encourage to check out the hashtag because there are so many different creators making recommendations that are amazing!
Transgender Warriors by Leslie Feinberg
Man Alive: A True Story of Violence, Forgiveness and Becoming a Man by Thomas Page McBee
Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much More by Janet Mock
Gender Failure by Ivan E. Coyote and Rae Spoon
The Transgender Issue: An Argument for Justice by Shon Faye
Stone Butch Blues by Leslie Feinberg
Whipping Girl by Julia Serano
Life Isn’t Binary by Alex Iantaffi & Meg-John Baker
The Queer and Transgender Resilience Workbook by Anneliese A. Singh
Trans Bodies Trans Selves by Lauren Erickson-Schroth
Beyond the Gender Binary by Alok Vaid Menon
Transgender History by Susan Stryker
Side Affects by Hil Malatino
Black on Both Sides: A Radical History of Trans Identity by C. Riley Snorton
Histories of the Transgender Child by Jules Gil-Peterson
Before We Were Trans: A New History of Gender by Kit Heyam
Female Husbands: A Trans History by Jen Manion
Uncomfortable Labels by Laura Kate Dale
Gender Euphoria by Laura Kate Dale
House of Impossible Beauties by Joseph Cassara
Hell Follows With Us by Andrew Joseph White
Fierce Femmes and Notorious Liars by Kai Cheng Thom
Pet by Akawaeke Emezi
Iron Widow by Xiran Jay Zhao
Always the Almost by Edward Underhill
The Companion by EE Ottoman
The Doctors Discretion by EE Ottoman
Love and Other Disasters by Anita Kelley
Wrath Goddess Sing by Maya Deane
Detransition Baby by Torrey Peters
Cemetery Boys by Alden Thomas
If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo
All of the clinicians will be contributing to the blog!