Review: Gender Queer - A Memoir by Maia Kobabe
Last year I was fortunate enough to recieve an ARC of the graphic novel memoir Gender Queer by Maia Kobabe through Netgalley. I read it shortly afterwards and today I'll post my review.
Description from Goodreads
In 2014, Maia Kobabe, who uses e/em/eir pronouns, thought that a comic of reading statistics would be the last autobiographical comic e would ever write. At the time, it was the only thing e felt comfortable with strangers knowing about em. Now, Gender Queer is here. Maia's intensely cathartic autobiography charts eir journey of self-identity, which includes the mortification and confusion of adolescent crushes, grappling with how to come out to family and society, bonding with friends over erotic gay fanfiction, and facing the trauma and fundamental violation of pap smears. Started as a way to explain to eir family what it means to be nonbinary and asexual, Gender Queer is more than a personal story: it is a useful and touching guide on gender identity--what it means and how to think about it--for advocates, friends, and humans everywhere.
My Thoughts on the Book
This is a great, touching and informative memoir about being gender queer. It's an honest book and I wish it existed more of them as it is an important topic often overlooked.