Juno is prolific in giving people a voice without feeding into the narrative of trans people having to prove who they are or their right to exist: she simply shows them as themselves, existing and being people with aspirations, hopes and dreams. A truly magnificent read that fills you with hope for the future.
Juno Roche is a writer that goes beyond the surface, and tackles topics with care, razor sharp intellect, but an open hearted accessibility. Juno's writing leaves me affirmed, but also challenged, and always wanting to read more.
Another groundbreaking unputdownable book from Juno, this time focusing on the stories of young trans and gender diverse people in their own words. These conversations provide all the evidence anyone could need that children who are responded to in supportive and affirming ways have joyful and fulfilling lives and look to the future with excitement, while those who are not continue to struggle profoundly. Juno's conversation with their own younger self is just the kind of time-travel many of us trans adults need in order to bring own our struggling inner kids into the potentially gender euphoric future imagined by these young people.
Gender Explorers in a must read ... a breathtakingly inspirational book, one full of hope, optimism and positivity.
This book is honestly an incredible beacon of trans power and joy. While the interviews don't shy away from the harder aspects of being a trans young person in the UK today, the kids Roche speaks with are living their truths, taking ownership over gender, and being 'gender explorers' in every way. Despite so much transphobic garbage in today's UK media, this book gave me so much hope for the future.