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Kate Bornstein is a performance artist, playwright, and advocate for teens, freaks, and other outlaws. She has authored several award-winning books, including Gender Outlaw: On Men, Women, and the Rest of Us, My Gender Workbook, and Hello, Cruel World: 101 Alternatives to Suicide for Teens, Freaks, mostra'n més and Other Outlaws. Kate lives in New York City with her girlfriend, three cats, two dogs, and a turtle. mostra'n menys

Obres de Kate Bornstein

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Boys Like Her: Transfictions (1998) — Pròleg, algunes edicions178 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
Live Through This: On Creativity and Self-Destruction (2008) — Col·laborador — 125 exemplars
Best of the Best Lesbian Erotica (2000) — Col·laborador — 99 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Take Me There: Trans and Genderqueer Erotica (2011) — Col·laborador — 95 exemplars, 1 ressenya
First Person Queer: Who We Are (So Far) (2007) — Col·laborador — 92 exemplars, 4 ressenyes
A Fictional History of the United States : with Huge Chunks Missing (2006) — Col·laborador — 77 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
It's So You: 35 Women Write About Personal Expression Through Fashion and Style (2007) — Col·laborador — 52 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
Best Lesbian Erotica 1996 (1996) — Col·laborador — 40 exemplars
Ritual Sex (1996) — Col·laborador — 31 exemplars
Once Upon a Time: Erotic Fairy Tales For Women (1996) — Col·laborador — 21 exemplars
Noirotica 3: Stolen Kisses (2000) — Col·laborador — 18 exemplars
Noirotica 2: Pulp Friction (1997) — Col·laborador — 15 exemplars


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Nom normalitzat
Bornstein, Kate
Nom oficial
Bornstein, Katherine Vandam
Data de naixement
Lloc de naixement
Neptune City, New Jersey, United States
Llocs de residència
New York, New York, USA
Brown University (BA|1969)
performance artist
Scientology ship crew
Carrellas, Barbara (partner)
Biografia breu
Kate was born outside of Fargo, North Dakota in a log cabin ze helped hir parents build. Hir father was a Lutheran minister, and hir mother was Miss Betty Crocker, 1939. Kate has lived in the queer ghettos of Philadelphia, San Francisco, and Seattle. Ze currently lives with hir partner--sex pioneer, writer and performance artist Barbara Carrellas--in New York City, along with their two pugs, two cats, two turtles, and a thriving well-populated ant farm.

In 1986, Bornstein identified as gender non-conforming, saying "I don't call myself a woman, and I know I'm not a man."

Per their website, Bornstein now (2021) identifies as nonbinary and uses the pronouns they/them or she/her.



A chatty, breezy summary of an often-challenging, sometimes exceptionally difficult life. It provided some useful context to Bornstein's other work, but it stayed too surface level in some ways, did too much "telling" versus "showing," which is a significant danger in autobiography, especially one as wide-ranging and full of sensitive topics as this one.
localgayangel | Hi ha 14 ressenyes més | Mar 5, 2024 |
Goofy, naive, messily plotted at best, definitely ~~~problematic. Written in the year of my birth, so it's about an era of the Internet that seems almost unreachably distant to me, but. There are conversations in this book I've had nearly verbatim; there's sex (cyber and otherwise) that I've had and never seen written anywhere else until this book. To be fair I am also goofy, naive, messy and problematic. I felt seen, and I can't help but say thank you to the authors, for being brave enough to write this and publish it, in all its glory.… (més)
localgayangel | Hi ha 3 ressenyes més | Mar 5, 2024 |
Read in college, for leisure. A lot of other books and blogs I was reading referenced My Gender Workbook, so I was excited to finally get my hands on a copy. Sadly, it's not really what it says on the tin. Rather than presenting different options and asking difficult interesting questions, My Gender Workbook has a strong agenda, all the exercises push you towards that agenda, and there's not a lot of other interesting stuff, especially if you're already familiar with the (101-level) arguments. I ended up skimming it.

tl;dr: Good for people who haven't ever thought about it before; less good for people who already have significant trangst.
… (més)
caedocyon | Hi ha 6 ressenyes més | Feb 21, 2024 |
Everything was related back to sex, which would have been fine if the book's intentions had been clearly stated to be this focused on sex. But it was not, so the constant metaphor and reference was uncomfortable and distracting.
EmberMantles | Hi ha 14 ressenyes més | Jan 1, 2024 |



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