Sat, Nov 11|
All She Wrote x HE/SHE/THEY
Join us in conversation with author Schuyler Bailar!
Time & Location
Nov 11, 2023, 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Connexion, 149 Broadway, Somerville, MA 02145, USA
About the Event
Join us in-person at Connexion on Saturday, November 11th at 7:30pm for a conversation with author Schuyler Bailar and community organizer Kimm Topping, as they discuss Schulyer's new book HE/SHE/THEY!
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Anti-transgender legislation is being introduced in state governments around the United States in record-breaking numbers. Trans people are under attack in sports, healthcare, school curriculum, bathrooms, bars, and nearly every walk of life. He/She/They clearly and compassionately addresses fundamental topics, from why being transgender is not a choice and why pronouns are important, to more complex issues including how gender-affirming healthcare can be lifesaving and why allowing trans youth to play sports is good for all kids. With a relatable narrative rooted in facts, science, and history, Schuyler helps restore common sense and humanity to a discussion that continues to be divisively coopted and deceptively politicized. Schuyler Bailar didn’t set out to be an activist, but his very public transition to the Harvard men’s swim team put him in the spotlight. His choice to be open about his transition and share his experience has touched people around the world. His plain-spoken education has evolved into tireless advocacy for inclusion and collective liberation. In He/She/They, Schuyler uses storytelling and the art of conversation to give us the essential language and context of gender, meeting everyone where they are and paving the way for understanding, acceptance, and, most importantly: connection. He/She/They is more than a book on allyship; it also speaks to trans folks directly, answering the question, “does it get better?” with a resounding yes, celebrating radical trans joy. Myth-busting, affirming, compassionate, and fierce, He/She/They is a crucial, urgent--and lifesaving--book that forever changes the conversation about gender.
About Schuyler Bailar
Schuyler Bailar (he/him) is the first transgender athlete to compete in any sport on an NCAA Division 1 men’s team. Schuyler’s difficult choice—to transition while potentially giving up the prospect of being an NCAA champion—was historic. Schuyler's story has appeared everywhere from 60 Minutes to The Ellen Show and his tireless advocacy has earned him honors including LGBTQ Nation’s Instagram Advocate for 2020 and the Harvard Director’s Award. In addition to being one of the top social media LGBTQ+ educators and advocates, Schuyler is a leading DEI speaker and advisor for hundreds of businesses, organizations, and schools. Schuyler also continues his academic pursuits in the Evolutionary Psychology Lab and the Valera Clinical Psychology Lab at Harvard.
About Kimm Topping
Kimm Topping (they/them) is a queer historian, writer, and youth worker living in Brooklyn, NY. They previously lived in Massachusetts where they worked in non-profits, including managing the Safe Schools Program for LGBTQ Students, for over a decade. Kimm is the founder of Lavender Education, a national education program focused on celebrating joy and history. Kimm's debut book, Generation Queer (Tu Books, 2024), is the first collection of illustrated biographies about queer and trans modern youth activists.
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