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How to Understand Your Gender – US book laun...

How to Understand Your Gender – US book launch

Alex Iantaffi and I got to launch our book How to Understand Your Gender for the second time together this week. The first launch took place when he was visiting the UK in September, and this launch took place during my trip to Minneapolis, where Alex lives.

This launch happened at the East Side Freedom Library in the twin cities which has a mission to inspire solidarity, advocate for justice, and work toward equity for all. So it was a very appropriate place for us to launch our book. Friends and colleagues also donated sparkling cider and cupcakes frosted in the colours of our book cover!

We talked about why we decided to write this book, our process for writing it, the parts we are most excited about, and the structure and content of the book. We also read out the section on how our various intersections affect our experience of gender, and take some questions from the audience.

One of the largest and sweetest dogs I have ever met also makes a guest appearance 🙂


Meg-John Barker is the author of a number of popular books on sex, gender, and relationships, including Queer: A Graphic History, How To Understand Your Gender, Enjoy Sex (How, When, and IF You Want To), Rewriting the Rules, The Psychology of Sex, and The Secrets of Enduring Love. They have also written a number of books for scholars and counsellors on these topics, drawing on their own research and therapeutic practice.

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