Through these seven phrases, which include some of their most personal transformative experiences as a Black, working-class, non-binary trans person, Travis Alabanza turns a mirror back on society, giving us reason to question the very framework in which we live and the ways we treat each other.
An electric memoir about what it means to live outside the gender boundaries imposed on us by society, from the award-winning trans writer and performer.
'When you are someone that falls outside of categories in so many ways, a lot of things are said to you. And I have had a lot of things said to me.'
In None of the Above, Travis Alabanza examines seven phrases people have directed at them about their gender identity. These phrases that have stayed with them over the years. Some are deceptively innocuous, some deliberately loaded or offensive, some celebratory; sentences that have impacted them for better and for worse; sentences that speak to the broader issues raised by a world that insists that gender must be a binary.
Published: October 2022