My Transition from White Woman to Young Man of Colour
Jayrôme C. Robinet

My Transition from White Woman to Young Man of Colour

Details about the book
  • date of publication: 18.02.2019
  • 224 Pages
  • Hanser Berlin
  • hardcover
  • ISBN 978-3-446-26207-2
  • Deutschland: 20,00 €
  • Österreich: 20,60 €

  • ePUB-Format
  • E-Book ISBN 978-3-446-26312-3
  • E-Book Deutschland: 8,99 €

What makes a woman a woman, and a man a man?

After gender reassignment, Jayrôme C. Robinet can make a direct comparison. With wit and ease he tells his personal story and shows how much our behaviour is marked by prejudices. The resulting report is startling, honest and highly political.

Jayrôme used to be a French white woman. Then he moved to Berlin and began taking testosterone, causing him to undergo a second puberty. He grew a dark beard and people suddenly started talking Arabic to him on the street. Whether in cafés, locker rooms or at the passport control, he realised that not only his identity but above all the behaviour of his environment had radically changed towards him. He can compare how he was treated as a woman with his treatment as a man. What happens when not only a person’s gender changes, but the appearance of his ethnicity and age too? Robinet’s stories about queer everyday life are enthralling, and reveal how meaningless social perceptions and classifications often are.

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My Transition from White Woman to Young Man of Colour


Jayrôme C. Robinet, im Mai 2019 bei den TEDx Talks in Bochum.

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