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TRANS BODIES, TRANS SELVES is a guide to transgender life, written by and for transgender and genderqueer people. In the style of the book Our Bodies, Ourselves, anonymous quotes from trans and genderqueer people will be interspersed throughout the text and give voices to hundreds of people.

By submitting this survey, you are agreeing to allow your answers to be used anonymously by the editor and publisher of Trans Bodies, Trans Selves. To learn more about the book, please go to

The following survey is anonymous. None of the fields are required, so you may leave any question blank or write as much or as little as you like. You may also skip pages. Many questions refer to "transgender" life, and this is meant as an umbrella term to cover a wide range of gender identities. Depending on how many questions you choose to answer or how thorough your answers are, the survey can vary in length, but it does take a significant amount of time to complete. IF YOU ARE WORKING ON THE SAME COMPUTER, YOU MAY COMPLETE PART OF THE SURVEY AND COME BACK TO IT LATER (BY CLICKING ON "NEXT" YOU SAVE THE PAGE YOU WERE WORKING ON). Please write in full sentences - this makes it easier to use your quotes in the final book.

Page 1 - Introduction
Page 2 - Terminology
Page 3 - Understanding Ourselves
Page 4 - Theory
Page 5 - History & Science
Page 6 - Transgender Communities
Page 7 - LGBT and Feminist Communities
Page 8 - Transgender Representation in the Media
Page 9 - Coming Out
Page 10 - Living in Transition
Page 11 - Interactions
Page 12 - Relationships and Sexuality
Page 13 - Our Childhoods
Page 14 - Our Children
Page 15 - Health Care
Page 16 - Changing Bodies
Page 17 - Legal Issues
Page 18 - Reading and Watching
Page 19 - Resources
Page 20 - General Comments

* Quotes in this book will be followed by a brief description of the person who submitted the quote.
Example: -Dani, 26, Miami.

What name would you like us to use for you if you are quoted in the book?
(This does not have to be your real name).

* How old are you?

* Where do you live?

* If you are interested in possibly having your name, photo and part of your story included in a testimonial box within the book, please provide us with your email address.
(This is not required and makes this survey non-anonymous).