The Outlaws Are Coming! The Outlaws Are Coming!

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Dear Heart,

Thank you for your continued or new interest in my work. 

For the past fifteen years, I've been touring college campuses, conferences, and rallies with pieces that have focused primarily on deconstructing sex and gender binaries—and more recently, I’ve added suggestions on how to stay alive once you've done that. I’m adding layers of social justice, coalition-building, and laying open the very real heart connection that can be found in putting queer theory into practice.

With the publication of Gender Outlaws: The Next Generation (co-edited with S. Bear Bergman), up-to-date information on the ever-changing state of gender is yours to study, experience, and have fun with… right now! I understand that this isn't necessarily good news for everyone. It's hard to be the new kid in the clubhouse. What's more, the presence of new identities within a group puts a strain on the group's values and definitions. Oh, what to do!?

By combining what I've learned through writing Hello, Cruel World: 101 Alternatives to Suicide for Teens, Freaks, and other Outlaws with what I've learned from all the amazing contributors to Gender Outlaws: The Next Generation, I've been able to come up with a perspective and point of view that fosters inclusion over exclusivity, trust over suspicion, and compassion over bullying. 

To that end, I've put together an all-new touring catalogue for 2010-2011, which includes several new lectures and talks, including my shiny new workshop, The Outlaws Are Coming! The Outlaws Are Coming! with which I hope to co-create with you a safer space for you and other teens, freaks, and other outlaws.You can peruse the PDF right here, right now: 

Download KB_Tour_Catalogue_2010-11.

That's my work these days. That's what I'd like to help you with on your campus, at your conference, in your town, business, or place of worship. I hope to see you soon. 

With love & respect, Kate


  1. Auntie Kate I am so excited to buy this. Love you.

  2. Yay! This is excellent! I have been getting alot of intellectual mileage out of the FemmeCon lecture you posted. Particularly the “Pretty isn’t evil and cute isn’t dumb” mantra. I want to include this as a theoretical concept in my research on personal style bloggers. I look forward to checking out your new publication.

  3. I’ve scraped up enough change to buy it! Really looking foward to reading it. My Gender Outlaw book is highlighted and underlined, I thought it was that good.

  4. I bought this at random, read it voraciously and learned an awful lot about myself. I’m *very* early in the transition process (MTF) and this book was invaluable for helping to realise that my vision of the kind of woman I actually am is the one I should be following. Thank you so so SO much.

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