Issue 49: The Experience of Gender

May 13, 2015 § Leave a comment


Sarah Einstein and Silas Hansen

Sarah Einstein and Silas Hansen

Brevity’s 49th issue, our themed issue on the Experience of Gender, has just launched.  This issue features work from Kate Bornstein, Jennifer Finney Boylan, Ira Sukrungruang, Brian Doyle, Eunice Tiptree, Judy Bolton-Fasman, Sandra Gail Lambert, Cade Leebron, Deesha Philyaw, Jessica Hindman, Jody Keisner, Madison Hoffman, Mark Stricker, Samuel Autman, and Torrey Peters.

These brief essays shine a light on the intersections of gender and race, sexuality, disability, faith, and social class, interrogate our strongly-held beliefs about what gender is and what it means, and show us how to embrace and celebrate gender fluidity.

In addition, our craft section includes work on writing transgender characters in fiction and writing memoir about a transgendered daughter by Pamela Alex DiFrancesco and Judy Hall.

The thing we love most about essays is that they are perfectly suited for exploration and conversation—for discovery. The end point of an essay isn’t an answer; it’s a better, more nuanced, more informed question than the one that brought the writer to the page. That’s the goal of this issue: to bring you a selection of essays that will serve as a starting point, a road map, for our ever-evolving conversations about gender identity, gender expression, and gendered experience.

Thanks for reading,

Sarah Einstein and Silas Hansen

Guest Editors

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