I undertook this book review while doing activist research involving members of the transfeminist community in the Basque Country (Spain). On my desk sat questions I had been preparing for an upcoming documentary screening and interview with the parents of a young trans boy who tragically took his own life while on the waiting list for hormonal treatment. Next to them, the notes I was taking while reading Peters’s book seemed to be in dialogue. Peters’s autoethnographic lines of her personal life experience as a trans woman in her own gendered context seemed highly relevant to the experiences of the trans people I was engaging with—partners, friends, and research participants—despite being on the other side of the world. In her book, Peters pitches the universality of the pattern offered through her lens as going beyond the personal journey of...

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