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Orlandos Sleep: An Autobiography of Gender Jennifer Spry

Orlandos Sleep: An Autobiography of Gender

Jennifer Spry

Published April 1st 1997
ISBN : 9780934678803
Paperback
186 pages
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This autobiography explores the complex issues of gender identity, beginning with John Sprys boyhood in Australia, through marriage and ultimately to her coming out as Jennifer, a transgendered lesbian. As a child Spry cherished the moments when heMoreThis autobiography explores the complex issues of gender identity, beginning with John Sprys boyhood in Australia, through marriage and ultimately to her coming out as Jennifer, a transgendered lesbian. As a child Spry cherished the moments when he was left alone at home so he could dress up in his mothers clothes- in adolescence he tried hard to prove his manhood by competitive sailing and heavy drinking. When even marriage and fatherhood failed to make a man of him, John began the long journey towards recognition of herself as Jennifer, a woman and a lesbian. A profoundly personal yet provocatively political discussion of courage, gender, sexuality, and transformation.