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Book Launch: Crossdresser // Accept Yourself Or Die

July 11 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


Join us for the launch of a double volume, two books in one, both by trans Ottawa-based writers!

About the book:

Imogen Reid’s Accept Yourself Or Die: From Mormon Missionary to Trans Punk travels from small-town Northern Ontario, to the Missionary Training Centre in Provo, Utah, to basement shows in Ottawa. It’s a story about staying stubbornly human in a world that wants to destroy you, and also about how weird it is going door-to-door trying to convert people to Mormonism.

Crossdresser: Growing Up Trans in the 1990s and 2000s, by Kat Rogue, explores what it does to a closeted trans girl to grow up saturated in the transmisogyny of 1990s pop culture and to come of age online, and how she managed to build her own relationship to femininity despite that. It argues that crossdressing, femme, and transness are more closely linked than some people think, and that Ace Ventura: Pet Detective really could have been great without all the transmisogyny.

The books are published by Sheer Spite Press back-to-back for a double gut-punch of heartfelt, angry, and funny reflections on transfemme coming of age.

Copies of the book will be for sale, but the event is free to attend.

Masks are required and will be provided if you need one!

The front door has a portable ramp (29″ wide). Once inside, the warehouse is a single level with concrete floors. The washroom door is 30.5″ wide, There is a support rail next to the toilet, and a wall-hung sink with space under it.


sheer spite press
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Venus Envy Warehouse
329 Catherine St.
Ottawa, Ontario K1R 5T4 Canada
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