Live Through This: Surviving The Intersections Of Sexuality, God And Race by Clay CaneLive Through This: Surviving The Intersections Of Sexuality, God And Race by Clay Cane

Live Through This: Surviving The Intersections Of Sexuality, God And Race

byClay Cane

Paperback | June 22, 2017

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This powerful book couldn't come at a more timely juncture. With the murder of transgender women increasing at an alarming rate, our deep misunderstanding of racial identity, and the battle of church and state on same-sex marriages, we are in a cultural war of ideologies where overwhelming prejudices have constricted our basic capacity for compassion and understanding.

Live Through This is a collection of intimate essays about one man's journey to self-acceptance when his faith, sexuality, and race battled with societal norms. These insightful writings will plant seeds of consideration and inspire readers to stretch beyond society's predisposed stereotypes. By reading stories about the demographics that live on the fringe of traditions, we gain a deeper awareness of our cultural climate and how we can improve it, starting with ourselves.

Clay Cane grew up in the trailer parks of Washington State and the fatal streets of West Philadelphia. Separately raised by a white mother, who identified herself as culturally black, and an abusive father, who despised Clay's gender nonconformity, he existed at society's complex intersections. From enduring spiritual violence in the African-American church, to learning unique lessons from transgender sex workers, to living in the double consciousness of blackness and gayness, each essay is drawn from his experiences and is delivered with vulnerability. Clay uses his narrative for cultural critique and to highlight the most sidelined communities.

Live Through This is an unlikely American story. It is the new American story.
Clay Cane is a New York City-based television personality, filmmaker, and award-winning journalist. His work covers pop culture, sexuality, race, religion, and social justice. He is currently the entertainment editor for BET.com and the coeditor and contributing writer of the anthology For Colored Boys Who Have Considered Suicide When ...
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Title:Live Through This: Surviving The Intersections Of Sexuality, God And RaceFormat:PaperbackDimensions:216 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.68 inPublished:June 22, 2017Publisher:Cleis PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1627782184

ISBN - 13:9781627782180

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