Book Launch on 31 March – “Varied Spirits – An Anthology” on Transgender Day of Visibility
Varied Spirits – An Anthology – Volume 1
edited by Manuel Ricardo Garcia and Red Haircrow
Arriving 31 March 2023, and will be available in print & ebook, which is already open for pre-order.
Contributors include Ana Oihan Ametsa, Vyacheslav Konoval, Hexe Fey, Dana Ravyn, Kat, C.S.W. Henry, Rachel Andeen, Lara Holy, Folami Bayode and Fierce Grandmother.
Dedication: To all our transgender, non-binary, genderfluid, Two-Spirit relatives known and unknown, who have been natural, vital parts of families, communities and societies since the beginning of time, and who continue to support, nurture, build bridges, heal and love human beings.
Description: “We live in societies designed to crush our bodies and spirits, that seek to compartmentalize and confine us in every way, especially into heteronormative roles and bodies although gender, sexuality, even intelligence are naturally on a spectrum.
Variance, the state of being varied, is often seen as negative. Yet skills such as adaptability and variability helped our ancestors survive, and today are essential in gaining and maintaining balance, well-being and mindfulness. Being trans and/or also part of other minoritized or marginalized groups adds extra challenges for being accepted as who you are, of just living your life, of feeling safe in society, in your home, in your body.
This is the first volume of “Varied Spirits”, an anthology and collection of thoughts, expressions and stories gathering and celebrating the dignity, the sacrifice, and the beauty of our lives, loves and living. Of our spirits.”
Cover art by Folami Bayode, cover design by Red Haircrow.