Wrongly Bodied: Documenting Transition from Female to Male
Wrongly Bodied relates the stories of Jake, a contemporary white male imprisoned in a woman’s body, as he transitions from female to male, and Ellen Craft, a 19th century black slave woman who escapes to Philadelphia from Georgia by passing as a white male slave owner. Working as staff support at a small woman’s college in Denton, Texas, and in the US Army reserves, Jake had been a female soldier in Operation Desert Storm in 1991. Sligh and Jake worked together over four years to document his journey. What results is a book of photographs and texts that take us inside what became a highly transformative journey for the photographed and the photographer. Includes essays by Carla Williams, Jake in Transition from Female to Male series, or, Through the Mirror and What Clarissa Found There and Silvia Roncucci, Women in Transition: From Female to Male (translated from Italian).
gender, gender identity, identity, transgender, female to male, FTM, race, slavery, body, relationships, LGBT, LGBTQ+
7.75 x 5″; 160 pages
Soft cover, perfect bound.
Sligh, Clarissa, "Wrongly Bodied: Documenting Transition from Female to Male" (2009). Rollins College Book Arts Collection. 56.