I m Afraid of Men
Score: 4
From 5 Ratings

I m Afraid of Men


  • Author : Vivek Shraya
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2018-08-28
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 112
  • ISBN 10 : 9780735235946


I m Afraid of Men Book Description :

"Emotional and painful but also layered with humour, I'm Afraid of Men will widen your lens on gender and challenge you to do better. This challenge is a necessary one--one we must all take up. It is a gift to dive into Vivek's heart and mind." --Rupi Kaur, bestselling author of The Sun and Her Flowers and Milk and Honey A trans artist explores how masculinity was imposed on her as a boy and continues to haunt her as a girl--and how we might reimagine gender for the twenty-first century 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.

I m Afraid of Men
Score: 4
From 5 Ratings

I m Afraid of Men


  • Author : Vivek Shraya
  • Publisher : Penguin Canada
  • Release Date : 2018-08
  • Genre: Gender expression
  • Pages : 96
  • ISBN 10 : 0735235937


I m Afraid of Men Book Description :

"A powerful meditation on the damaging effects of masculinity from a trans girl--a writer with celebrated indie roots and a knack for dismantling assumptions and challenging the status quo. Toxic masculinity takes many insidious forms, from misogyny and sexual harassment to homophobia, transphobia, and bullying. Vivek Shraya has firsthand experience with nearly all of them. As a boy, Vivek exhibited "feminine" qualities. The men in her life immediately and violently disapproved. They taught her to fear the word girl by turning it into a weapon used to hurt her. They taught her to hate her femininity, to destroy the best parts of herself. In order to survive, Vivek had to learn to convincingly perform masculinity. As a girl, she's still afraid. Having spent years undoing the damage and salvaging her lost girlhood, she is haunted by the violence of men, seldom dressing the way she wants in public. As a result she is often still perceived as male, stirring feelings of guilt and self-doubt: Am I not feminine enough? Is this my fault for striving to be the perfect man and excelling at it? I'm Afraid of Men is a culmination of the years Vivek spent observing men and creating her own version of manhood. Through deeply personal reflection, she offers a rare and multifaceted perspective on gender and a hopeful reimagining of masculinity at a time when it's needed more than ever."--

Sometimes I m Afraid

Sometimes I m Afraid


  • Author : Michaelene Mundy
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Release Date : 2014-08-19
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Pages : 28
  • ISBN 10 : 9781497681224


Sometimes I m Afraid Book Description :

We want our kids to be safe, happy, and well-adjusted. But we all know that our children, like us, have to face a lot of difficult things in their lives. And one of them is fear. Although adults have learned that one of the best remedies for tackling fears is an abundance of love and care, children still need support and guidance. In Sometimes I’m Afraid: A Book about Fear. . . Just for Me!, author, Michaelene Mundy, helps young readers understand what it means to be afraid and how to find courage and support in their friends and loved ones.

The Boy   the Bindi
Score: 4
From 2 Ratings

The Boy the Bindi


  • Author : Vivek Shraya
  • Publisher : arsenal pulp press
  • Release Date : 2016-09-19
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN 10 : 9781551526690


The Boy the Bindi Book Description :

In this beautiful children’s picture book by Vivek Shraya, author of the acclaimed God Loves Hair, a five-year-old South Asian boy becomes fascinated with his mother’s bindi, the red dot commonly worn by Hindu women to indicate the point at which creation begins, and wishes to have one of his own. Rather than chastise her son, she agrees to it, and teaches him about its cultural significance, allowing the boy to discover the magic of the bindi, which in turn gives him permission to be more fully himself. Beautifully illustrated by Rajni Perera, The Boy & the Bindi is a joyful celebration of gender and cultural difference. Ages 3 to 6. Vivek Shraya is a performer, musician, and filmmaker, and the authors of God Loves Hair and She of the Mountains.

Something Happened and I m Scared to Tell

Something Happened and I m Scared to Tell


  • Author : Patricia Kehoe
  • Publisher : Parenting Press, Inc.
  • Release Date : 1987
  • Genre: Family & Relationships
  • Pages : 26
  • ISBN 10 : 0943990289


Something Happened and I m Scared to Tell Book Description :

This title discusses, in simple terms, sexual and physical abuse, explains why adults may become abusive, and encourages children to report such abuse to a trusting adult.

She of the Mountains
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

She of the Mountains


  • Author : Vivek Shraya
  • Publisher : Arsenal Pulp Press
  • Release Date : 2014-09-22
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN 10 : 9781551525617


She of the Mountains Book Description :

Finalist, Lambda Literary Award In the beginning, there is no he. There is no she. Two cells make up one cell. This is the mathematics behind creation. One plus one makes one. Life begets life. We are the period to a sentence, the effect to a cause, always belonging to someone. We are never our own. This is why we are so lonely. She of the Mountains is a beautifully rendered illustrated novel by Vivek Shraya, the author of the Lambda Literary Award finalist God Loves Hair. Shraya weaves a passionate, contemporary love story between a man and his body, with a re-imagining of Hindu mythology. Both narratives explore the complexities of embodiment and the damaging effects that policing gender and sexuality can have on the human heart. Illustrations are by Raymond Biesinger, whose work has appeared in such publications as The New Yorker and the New York Times. Vivek Shraya is a multimedia artist, working in the mediums of music, performance, literature, and film. His most recent film, What I LOVE about Being QUEER, has been expanded to include an online project and book with contributions from around the world. He is also author of God Loves Hair.

The Subtweet

The Subtweet


  • Author : Vivek Shraya
  • Publisher : ECW Press
  • Release Date : 2020-04-07
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 220
  • ISBN 10 : 9781773055152


The Subtweet Book Description :

“Biting and beautiful.” — Jonny Sun, author of everyone’s a aliebn when ur a aliebn too Everyone talks about falling in love, but falling in friendship can be just as captivating. When Neela Devaki’s song is covered by internet-famous artist Rukmini, the two musicians meet and a transformative friendship begins. But as Rukmini’s star rises and Neela’s stagnates, jealousy and self-doubt creep in. With a single tweet, their friendship implodes, one career is destroyed, and the two women find themselves at the center of an internet firestorm. Celebrated multidisciplinary artist Vivek Shraya’s second novel is a stirring examination of making art in the modern era, a love letter to brown women, an authentic glimpse into the music industry, and a nuanced exploration of the promise and peril of being seen.

The End of Men
Score: 3
From 4 Ratings

The End of Men


  • Author : Hanna Rosin
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2012-09-11
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101596920


The End of Men Book Description :

“You have to…play by the rules so you can get to the top and change things.” -- Sheryl Sandberg A landmark portrait of women, men, and power in a transformed world Men have been the dominant sex since, well, the dawn of mankind. But Hanna Rosin was the first to notice that this long-held truth is, astonishingly, no longer true. At this unprecedented moment, by almost every measure, women are no longer gaining on men: They have pulled decisively ahead. And “the end of men”—the title of Rosin’s Atlantic cover story on the subject—has entered the lexicon as dramatically as Betty Friedan’s “feminine mystique,” Simone de Beauvoir’s “second sex,” Susan Faludi’s “backlash,” and Naomi Wolf’s “beauty myth” once did. In this landmark book, Rosin reveals how this new state of affairs is radically shifting the power dynamics between men and women at every level of society, with profound implications for marriage, sex, children, work, and more. With wide-ranging curiosity and insight unhampered by assumptions or ideology, Rosin shows how the radically different ways men and women today earn, learn, spend, couple up—even kill—has turned the big picture upside down. And in The End of Men she helps us see how, regardless of gender, we can adapt to the new reality and channel it for a better future.

When I Am Afraid

When I Am Afraid


  • Author : Edward T. Welch
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2010-01-01
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 87
  • ISBN 10 : 1935273159


When I Am Afraid Book Description :

"This workbook is a complement to Running scared: fear, worry and the God of rest, but it is not a chapter-by-chapter study guide for that book. It is intended to stand alone as a study guide for individuals and groups."--Author's note.

Tuesdays with Morrie
Score: 4
From 217 Ratings

Tuesdays with Morrie


  • Author : Mitch Albom
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307275639


Tuesdays with Morrie Book Description :

Maybe it was a grandparent, or a teacher, or a colleague. Someone older, patient and wise, who understood you when you were young and searching, helped you see the world as a more profound place, gave you sound advice to help you make your way through it. For Mitch Albom, that person was Morrie Schwartz, his college professor from nearly twenty years ago. Maybe, like Mitch, you lost track of this mentor as you made your way, and the insights faded, and the world seemed colder. Wouldn't you like to see that person again, ask the bigger questions that still haunt you, receive wisdom for your busy life today the way you once did when you were younger? Mitch Albom had that second chance. He rediscovered Morrie in the last months of the older man's life. Knowing he was dying, Morrie visited with Mitch in his study every Tuesday, just as they used to back in college. Their rekindled relationship turned into one final "class": lessons in how to live. Tuesdays with Morrie is a magical chronicle of their time together, through which Mitch shares Morrie's lasting gift with the world.