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I'm Afraid of Men

I'm Afraid of Men

  • critically-acclaimed
  • english-from-canada
  • lgbtq
  • memoir

Vivek Shraya has reason to be afraid. Throughout her life she's endured acts of cruelty and aggression for being too feminine as a boy and not feminine enough as a girl. In order to survive childhood, she had to learn to convincingly perform masculinity. As an adult, she makes daily compromises to steel herself against everything from verbal attacks to heartbreak.

Now, with raw honesty, Shraya delivers an important record of the cumulative damage caused by misogyny, homophobia, and transphobia, releasing trauma from a body that has always refused to assimilate. I'm Afraid of Men is a journey from camouflage to a riot of colour and a blueprint for how we might cherish all that makes us different and conquer all that makes us afraid.


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Rights Holder: Penguin Random House Canada

rights available: World

Additional Information

number of pages: 96

publication date: 08/28/2018

Original language of pub: English

Materials Available: finished book