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Not Just a Tomboy

Not Just a Tomboy

A Trans Masculine Memoir

Caspar J. Baldwin

Quick Overview

While trans masculine experience is often neglected in the media, this memoir captures what life is really like as a trans man today. Caspar Baldwin uses his experiences to open up wider debates about how we impose gender on children, what cis people don't understand about the transition process, and how to thrive as a trans masculine millennial.
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Paperback / softback
2018, 8.50in x 6.46in / 216mm x 164mm, 248pp
ISBN: 9781785924637
2018, ePUB, 176pp
ISBN: 978-1-78450-845-6
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'Strong, powerful and a valuable resource' - Fox Fisher

This is the story of one trans man's exploration of gender identity, set against changing cultural attitudes from the 90s to the present day.

Caspar Baldwin grew up in a time when being trans was not widely accepted by society, and though progress has been made since then, trans men are still underrepresented and misunderstood. Grappling with the messy realities of gender expectations while giving a stark and moving account of his own experiences, Baldwin grants a nuanced understanding of what it's like to be a trans boy or man.

With its unflinching portrayal of the vulnerability, confusion, dysphoria, empowerment, peace and joy that are all part of the transition process, this book provides an invaluable support for trans men and is a memoir that breaks the mould.


'As someone who was called a tomboy growing up as well, it gives invaluable and often ignored insight into the life of a trans masculine person. Strong, powerful and a valuable resource about the importance of supporting trans youth, regardless of their gender expression.'
- Fox Fisher, film maker, artist and campaigner

'Excellent expression of self-discovery! Casper describes the psychological torture of being a young trans man in a developing woman's body. A very powerful demonstration on the need and validity of puberty blockers for trans youth.'
- Charlie Kiss, author of 'A New Man'


By (author): Caspar Baldwin