Written On The Body: Lexie Bean, Nyala Moon, Alex Valdes, and Chello Solaperto

"This collection focuses on survivors identifying as trans and non-binary seeking safety in impossible-seeming places. We are often not believed as men, women, or somewhere in-between—survivors are rarely believed in their stories, boundaries, and ability to say yes and no. In this collection of letters written to body parts, enough / enough is the coming together for those of us who have been fragmented. This is for those of us who have found power in re-shaping our bodies, families, homes, and creating new definitions of what wholeness means." - Lexie Bean

Featuring readings from Lexie Bean, Nyala Moon, Alex Valdes, and Chello Solaperto

Nyala Moon is an aspiring actor, writer and producer. She is recently finished her bachelors of arts at Baruch College this past May. Nyala has always been a performer at heart but didn’t think it was space for a black transgender woman like herself. Nyala is a New York native with southern roots. Nyala has had a love affair with cinema ever since she first saw Casablanca and The Good, the Bad and the Ugly with her grandparents. Now that Nyala has finished her education, she is ready to openly pursue her love affair with cinema by telling queer stories because she believes little black transgirls shouldn’t grow up and not see a reflection of themselves in the media.

Alex Valdes is an experimental musician, performance artist, and Brooklyn, NY native. Using drag spectacle and power electronics as their alter ego Reagan Holiday, they continue to explore the dissonance, pain, and beauty of the trans masculine experience.

Lexie Bean is a writer, performer, Myers Briggs INFJ, based in Queens, NY. This is their third anthology full of letters people have written to their body parts. From writing for Teen Vogue, to documentary-making, to leading two international workshop and performance tours—much of their work revolves around themes of bodies, homes, cyclical violence, and queer foreshadowing.

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Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - 7:00pm

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Written on the Body: Letters from Trans and Non-Binary Survivors of Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Cover Image
By Lexie Bean (Editor), Dean Spade (With), Nyala Moon (With)
ISBN: 9781785927973
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Jessica Kingsley Publishers - March 21st, 2018