Personal Fiction and
Growing Up Queer & Trans in 1990s Midwest
Rainbow Families continues our free "Lunch and Learn" series with a discussion with author Lexie Bean.
Lexie will discuss their new book, with topics such as:
Growing up in a time without language for identities or experiences
Navigating gender and sexuality pre-internet and
in rural / small town spaces
Tackling "adult" themes for young readers
When "good intentions" from caretakers and
adults causes more harm
Reclaiming childhood mediums
This event is recommended for adults
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Lexie Bean is a queer and trans multimedia artist from the Midwest. Their work in film, literature, and curation revolves around themes of bodies, homes, cyclical violence, and LBTQIA+ identity. Lexie is a Lambda Literary Award Finalist and passionate about creating honest and complex trans narratives that "transition and grow" alongside them. Their writing has been featured in Teen Vogue, Huffington Post, The Feminist Wire, Ms. Magazine, Them, Logo's New Now Next, Bust Magazine, Autostraddle, and more. The Ship We Built is their debut novel supported with residencies at the Sundress Academy, Paragraph New York, and the Santa Cruz Bookshop. Like the protagonist, Lexie has a deep resonance with water, letter writing, and is also a survivor of childhood sexual abuse.