The Gender Bender Fiction Index

28 01 2012

Stephan Sokolow has set up a directory devoted to transgender fiction, comics, games, movies, TV shops and more. It has been in beta since 2009, and I think it is time to give it some more attention.

The site contains a vast database of artistic works and their characters, and covers all types of gender bending.

The site can be used as a starting point for studies of gender bending in the arts. What makes it truly useful is that it also contains links to other sites where these works of art are described or discussed.

Click here to visit The Gender Bender Fiction Index!

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Lea Wildersen

16 01 2012

Lea has put up a Blogger blog with an ongoing story told in the first person.

In order to follow the story you have to start at the beginning, which is the first post from December 2011.

Follow the story by clicking on the relevant links in the right hand column of the page.

Here is a short snippet to get you going:

“For the record, my name is Lee Wildersen and I’m 26 years old.  I know this likely sounds strange, but I’m using the name “Lea” (pronounced LEE-ah) here to help compartmentalize things in my head.  You have no idea how difficult it is psychologically to think of yourself in terms of one gender when you’re so obviously the other gender physically.  Please don’t think this is a sign of acceptance on my part at all.  On the contrary, I’m spending every waking hour trying to understand this so I can possibly reverse it.  The problem is though that my sense of self is so drastically fractured now.  So this is one way I’ve found that works to help alleviate at least a small bit of anxiety and free my mind up somewhat.”