Almost Feral

October 31, 2019|
Almost Feral by Gemma Hickey
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On July 2, 2015, influential social activist Gemma Hickey began a 908-kilometer walk across the island of Newfoundland to raise awareness and funds for survivors of religious institutional abuse. Almost Feral celebrates the community of support that gathered around this journey and recounts Hickey’s remarkable story of self-discovery which led to the realization that they are transgender. In this thought-provoking and wide-ranging autobiography, Hickey counters memories of sexual assault, bullying, and depression with inspiring reflections on faith, love, family, individual and communal identity, sex, gender, and acceptance. Through complex feelings of empathy and solitude, weakness and strength, suffering and recovery, Gemma Hickey’s Almost Feral chronicles a journey from one side of an island to the other side of personal identity—charting an unknown territory where one’s body becomes the map that leads to home.
Gemma Hickey is a passionate humanist whose activism has changed the legal landscape of Canada, expanding rights, equality and dignity for the LGBTQ2+ community and raising awareness for survivors of clergy abuse. Since 2010, they have been Executive Director of For the Love of Learning, a non-profit that works to forge new paths for a...
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Title:Almost FeralFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:216 pages, 8.5 X 5.2 X 1 inShipping dimensions:216 pages, 8.5 X 5.2 X 1 inPublished:October 31, 2019Publisher:Breakwater Books LtdLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1550817779

ISBN - 13:9781550817775

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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