As a thought provoking critical text, Gender Trauma speaks to the need to see gender as a category complicit with, and indeed formed by, practices of colonisation. Iantaffi calls our attention to the multiple, intersecting ways in which gender shapes relationships, institutions, and individual practices. In so doing, Iantaffi creates a space for new ways of thinking about and relating to gender as a category.
Dr Alex Iantaffi is one of the smartest gender theorists I know. A compassionate clinician and a brilliant educator they have produced one of the most compelling books on gender diversity and human rights you will ever read. JKP has published a plethora of books on gender diversity in recent years. Dr Iantaffi's book on Gender Trauma deserves to be amongst the best of them.
Dr. Iantaffi's book is a homage to our diversely gendered and courageously queer ancestors, a guidebook for those here on Earth working to recover and create healthy culture, and an act of service for those who have yet to return to a world that will be just a bit more inclusive and kind.