Program Type:Book Discussion
Out in Print is an LGBTQ+ book club that discusses books, short stories, films, graphic novels, and other media featuring a diverse array of LGBTQ+ narratives. Everyone in the greater La Crosse community is welcomed to participate in our monthly discussions.
Please join us in March at The Center for a conversation on the powerful memoir of visual, literary, and musical artist Vivek Shraya, I'm Afraid of Men:
"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. 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 color and a blueprint for how we might cherish all that makes us different and conquer all that makes us afraid."
Pick up your copy of I'm Afraid of Men at the Main Branch of La Crosse Public Library!