Imprint:House of Anansi Press - Toronto
Dimensions:8.5in x 5.5 x 0.8 in | 0.71 lb
Page Count:304 pages
From renowned trans activist, Luna M. Ferguson, comes a work of memoir and critical analysis that embraces an inclusive understanding of sex and gender.
Me, Myself, They: Life Beyond the Binary chronicles Luna M. Ferguson’s extraordinary story of transformation to become a celebrated non-binary filmmaker, writer, and advocate for trans rights. Beginning with their birth and early childhood of gender creativity, Ferguson recounts the complex and often challenging evolution of their identity, including traumatizing experiences with gender conversion therapy, bullying, depression, sexual assault, and violence. Above all, Ferguson’s story is about survival, empathy, and self-acceptance. By combining personal reflections on what it feels like to never truly fit into prescribed roles of male and female, and using an informed analysis of the ongoing shifts in contemporary attitudes towards sex and gender, Ferguson calls for an inclusive understanding of diverse human identity and respect for trans, non-binary, and gender-nonconforming people. Through their honest and impassioned storytelling, we learn what it means to reclaim one’s identity and to live beyond the binary.
LUNA MARKI FERGUSON (Ph.D.) is a trans (they/them) writer, filmmaker, artist, and advocate. In 2018, they became the first person to receive a non-binary birth certificate with an “X” designation in their home province of Ontario, and their advocacy has contributed to government reform in Canada. With their production company Turbid Lake Pictures, Ferguson’s filmmaking work includes the award-winning Whispers of Life; Limina, which was shown at festivals around the world and praised for its trans inclusivity; and the love story Henry’s Heart. Their writing and advocacy efforts have been featured in international publications including the Toronto Star, the Guardian, NBC News, HuffPost, VICE, BuzzFeed, Teen Vogue, and OUT Magazine. Ferguson lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, with their partner Florian. Me, Myself, They is their first book.Twitter: @lunamfergus on Instagram: @lunaferguson
A loving healing for anyone who has been harmed by the gender binary — all of us. - Vivek Shraya
Joshua M. Ferguson’s Me, Myself, They is a necessary antidote to the impoverished modes of thinking and relating that govern our shared moment. It is a rousing call for empathy and care. It asks us to widen the terrain of gender and, in so doing, to fashion a new world. This is some of the most important work of our time, and Joshua’s memoir is a beacon! - Billy-Ray Belcourt
Me, Myself, They shows how vulnerability can be strength, how trans and non-binary people’s ingenuity and creativity have carved out new paths for future generations, and how difference can — and should — be celebrated. We are all lucky that Joshua M. Ferguson has written this generous, accessible, and moving book. - Alicia Elliott
Me, Myself, They takes on the challenge of explaining a deeply personal, sensitive subject in a way that is comprehensible without being reductive. - Foreword Reviews