World History & Culture

The Pronoun Lowdown: Demystifying and Celebrating Gender Diversity

Dismantle the messy myth of gender, with this a colorful, approachable, and irreverent AF book.

In 2020 we find ourselves at a critical social juncture. For the first time in history, gender-diverse people are being seen and heard. Thanks to the efforts of trans and gender-nonconforming activists, and an increased visibility worldwide, these lived experiences (the joyful and the painful) are no longer able to be ignored. This book highlights the lived experience of trans and gender-nonconforming folk.

This book walks us through the history of gender. See how the gender binaries came about--from ancient Greece to now. Alongside personal anecdotes, this book also has examples of subversive historical figures, and demonstrates the gender-neutrality of certain language from the ye olde (like in the works of Shakespeare and Oscar Wilde). This book also breaks down how different languages navigate (or struggle to navigate) pronouns, like Hebrew and the romantic languages of French, Spanish, and Italian.

Everyone deserves to have their identity affirmed by their friends, families, and the world through which they move. This book celebrates all gender-diverse identities, in all their fluid and imperfect perfection!

About The Author

Nevo Zissin is a Jewish, queer non-binary activist, public speaker and writer. They run gender inclusivity workshops in schools, workplaces, and in their local Jewish community. Nevo previously authored Finding Nevo, a poignant memoir on the experience of gender transitioning.

  • Publish Date: September 08, 2020
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Category: Social Science - Gender Studies
  • Publisher: Smith Street Books
  • Trim Size: 6 x 6-2/3
  • Pages: 96
  • US Price: $12.95
  • CDN Price: $16.95
  • ISBN: 978-1-925811-80-3