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Wrongly Bodied: Documenting Transition from Female to Male: Home

Artists' Books
Clarissa T. Sligh
Art Library Rare Books Collection: N 7433.4 .S427 W76 2009 box 18.1

"Wrongly Bodied narratives a female to male transition that acquires even greater poignancy when contextualized alongside reflections on cross-dressing and racial passing as necessary strategies for survival. Juxtaposed with an epic narrative of African-American self-fashioning, the textured portraits of Jake, his partners, and his support group bring sharply into view the uses of embodiment in the quest for freedom and fulfillment. ... Clarissa Sligh examines this culture's greatest persistent taboos--gender, race and identity. Historic heroism is melded with contemporary chutzpah, likening external enslavement with internal entrapment, all woven together. Wrongly Bodied is a long overdue critical and artistic investigation of self-determination, free will, identity politics, and the role of the artist."--Back cover.