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Archive of Kate Bornstein

June 28

"Today could be the last day of your life. Whether or not you’re thinking of killing yourself, you could die at any moment. Still here? Excellent! That’s called staying alive." Here is a playful and empowering piece on perseverance, transgression, and shifting identities from Kate Bornstein's Hello, Cruel World: 101 Alternatives to Suicide for Teens, Freaks, and Other Outlaws. That book, along with many others from our Pride Month Collection, are on sale at 50% through June 30, 11:59PM EST. Have a look!

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March 15

Happy Birthday, Kate Bornstein! A celebrated pioneer and advocate for the LGBTQ community, Kate Bornstein is the author of My Gender Workbook: How to Become a Real Man, a Real Woman, the Real You, or Something Else EntirelyGender Outlaw: On Men, Women and The Rest of Us; and A Queer and Pleasant Danger: A Memoir. We've excerpted the introduction and first chapter of the inspiring Hello, Cruel World: 101 Alternatives to Suicide for Teens, Freaks, and Other Outlaws below. We hope you enjoy!

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