The Becoming is a Mad trans (re)telling of Ray Bradbury’s 1951 short story “The Pedestrian.” Using oral history interviews conducted with individuals identifying within the vast spectrum of Madness, neurodivergence, transness, and gender non-conformity, I seek to bring to life the themes, stories, and reflections of Mad trans becoming within the evocative setting of Bradbury’s story. Engaging with ghosts and hauntings as allegory, allusion, and illusion, I welcome readers to embark on a journey of becoming that is Maddeningly surreal and transgressively illusive, calling forth coming-to-know experiences that defy liminal boundaries between time, space, and place; past, present, and future.

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