In Transit: Being Non-Binary in a World of Dichotomies

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6.3 X 9.28 X 0.76 inches | 0.98 pounds

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About the Author

Dianna E. Anderson is a non-binary writer with a master's degree in English from Baylor University and a master of studies in women's studies from the University of Oxford in the UK. They are the author of In Transit: Being Non-Binary in a World of Dichotomies, Problematic: How Toxic Call-Out Culture Is Destroying Feminism, and Damaged Goods: New Perspectives on Christian Purity. Their work focuses on the intersections of gender, history, religion, and theory, and they have been published in Rolling Stone, Cosmo, Bitch Magazine, Dame, and many others. They live in Minneapolis with their two cats, Minerva and Tonks.

Emily VanDerWerff is the Critic at Large for Vox. Before that, she was the TV Editor for The A.V. Club.


"This thoughtful exploration by Anderson (Problematic) theorizes what it means to be nonbinary within the broader queer community.... Anderson's arguments are well reasoned, and the author's frank account of their coming-out adds pathos to the discussions of queer theory. The result is an illuminating analysis of the contemporary functions and assumptions of gender." --Publishers Weekly

"Allies new and old will discover this book fills the gaps in the current conversations about trans people and communities." --Library Journal

"Thank goodness Dianna E. Anderson has written this essential exploration into non-binary identity, history and theory. Not only is it informative, but it's personal, accessible and compassionate." --Ms. Magazine

"As the parent of a trans person and as someone who cares about humanity, I hope this book is in every library in the country." ----Seattle Book Review

"In Transit is a must-read for all those in pursuit of a sharper, more authentic understanding of the non-binary experience. Above all, for those who feel displaced by dichotomies, this is a powerful, necessary reclamation of self and community." --Eugene Lee Yang, writer, director, actor, and digital producer

"In Transit provides a multifaceted look at what it means to be non-binary. Grounded in history and theory, yet always accessible, it is an enlightening and enjoyable deep dive into this often overlooked and misunderstood identity." --Julia Serano, author of Whipping Girl and Excluded

"In Transit takes you through the history and theory behind the language that we use now to describe who we are, all while walking with Dianna Anderson in their journey to understand what that means for them. You'll find yourself captivated and educated regardless of where you are in the gender mosaic." --Gavin Grimm, trans activist and victor in the landmark lawsuit Grimm v. Gloucester County School Board

"How can you explain who you are--to yourself and to others--when language itself is in transition? In Transit paints a picture of the present moment and doesn't shy away from the complexity of a discussion that is held both within and about gender-expansive communities. I know this book will encourage life-giving exploration." --Austen Hartke, author of Transforming: The Bible and the Lives of Transgender Christians

"In Transit is a great introductory text for anyone who doesn't understand non-binary identity. A combination of personal history, relayed conversations, and research, it is an accessible, friendly, smart text for anyone seeking to learn." --Helen Boyd, author of My Husband Betty