Julia Serano


Julia Serano is a true Renaissance woman: a writer, performer, musician, activist, and biologist. She is best known for her books Whipping Girl: A Transsexual Woman on Sexism and the Scapegoating of Femininity (which Ms. Magazine ranked #16 on their list of the 100 Best Non-Fiction Books of All Time) and Excluded: Making Feminist and Queer Movements More Inclusive (which was a finalist for the 2013 Judy Grahn Award for Lesbian Nonfiction). Her latest book, Outspoken: A Decade of Transgender Activism and Trans Feminism, was just released in November, 2016.

Julia’s other writings have appeared in over a dozen anthologies, and in magazines and news outlets such as TIME, The Guardian, The Advocate, The Daily Beast, Bitch, AlterNet, Out, Ms., and Salon. Her books and essays are regularly used as teaching materials in gender studies, queer/LGBTQ studies, anthropology, sociology, psychology, and human sexuality courses across North America.

In addition to her writing and activism, Julia has a PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics from Columbia University, and spent 17 years as a researcher at UC Berkeley in the fields of genetics, and evolution and developmental biology. She sometimes writes silly, surreal, sex-positive fiction under the pen name Kat Cataclysm, and creates and performs noise-pop music under the moniker *soft vowel sounds*. More information regarding all of Julia’s creative endeavors can be found at juliaserano.com.

Where to find Julia Serano online


99 Erics: A Kat Cataclysm Faux Novel
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 81,050. Language: English. Published: February 16, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » General
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In her debut novel, acclaimed queer author Julia Serano introduces us to the silly & sex-positive world of Kat Cataclysm. 99 Erics is a humorous account of Kat’s experiences writing a book called 99 Erics, about her experiences dating 99 different people named Eric. It's more surreal than slutty. Not that there is anything wrong with slutty.
Outspoken: A Decade of Transgender Activism and Trans Feminism
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 128,680. Language: English. Published: November 10, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Gender studies, Nonfiction » Gay & Lesbian » Transgender
Julia Serano (author of Whipping Girl and Excluded) combines elements of memoir, historical account, gender theory, and activist philosophy in her third book, Outspoken. This collection (spanning a decade of her work as a writer and trans feminist) provides an insightful overview of where transgender activism has been, and compelling analysis of where it should head in the future.