None of the Above

with Travis Alabanza and Reni Eddo-Lodge

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Young LGBTQ+ icon Travis Alabanza is joined by award-winning writer Reni Eddo-Lodge

This event took place on Thursday 28 July 2022 (19.00 - 20.30)

Travis Alabanza is an award-winning writer, performer and all-round LGBTQ+ icon. Their stage shows Burgerz and Overflow explored the joy and traumas of being a trans person in public spaces. Travis is now releasing their much anticipated memoir None of the Above.

Travis will talk to Reni Eddo-Lodge, the award-winning author of Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race. Live from the British Library. You can enjoy this event with others gathered in local libraries in Rugby and Norwich.

'When you are someone that falls outside of categories in so many ways, a lot of things are said to you. And I have had a lot of things said to me.' In None of the Above, Travis Alabanza examines seven phrases people have directed at them about their gender identity. These phrases have stayed with them over the years.

Some are deceptively innocuous, some deliberately loaded or offensive, some celebratory; sentences that have impacted them for better and for worse; sentences that speak to the broader issues raised by a world that insists that gender must be a binary.

You can buy a copy of None of the Above from the British Library Bookshop, or borrow from your local library.

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