TEKST: MARIE LALAND EKELI
FOTO: KRIS LYSEGGEN Alle bildene er fra boka I Am Therefore We Are, vist med tillatelse.
Tekstutdrag fra boka er oversatt av Marie Laland Ekeli Kris Lyseggen fotograferer Mama Afrika i huset hvor hun vokste opp, i Mdantsane. ”Det verste man kan være i Sør-Afrika, er transkvinne,” sier en av kvinnene i boka I am Therefore We Are. Boka er laget av den norske fotojournalisten Kris Lyseggen og hennes amerikanske partner Herb Schreier, som er barnepsyki
Thank you Foreword for your review of our upcoming third book I Am, Therefore, We Are. For independent documentarians like myself who's work on transgender issues do not accumulate a great interest either in the press or elsewhere, a subject most publishers would not dream to venture into, I thank you.
About THE WOMEN OF SAN QUENTIN: HUFFINGTON POST: “The Women of San Quentin: Soul Murder of Transgender Women in Male Prisons exposes the horrendous, inhumane treatment of transgender women incarcerated in U.S. male prisons.” Toni Newman LAMBDA LITERARY REVIEW: “Demanding multiple readings to uncover its many layers, The Women of San Quentin emerges as one of those rare gems: a compassionate, uncompromising examination of violence that emerges from the voices of survivors them
Thank you Kathlene Carney at Carney & Associates for all your wonderful work on getting my two books out and into the world. It is so fun working with you. (click here to read Kathlene's latest blog post about our Lambda Literary review. Read more about their work here: www.Carneypr.com Cheers to you Kathlene!
"Demanding multiple readings to uncover its many layers, The Women of San Quentin emerges as one of those rare gems: a compassionate, uncompromising examination of violence (...) My hat’s off to Lyseggen, who was willing to use her own resources and privileges–personal time, skills, access to space, and money — to create something that the prisons and the odds seemed to refute at every turn. The world needs more art and active allyship like this." America, it seems, is just b
Upcoming events - THE WOMEN OF SAN QUENTIN - Book Tour BOOK PASSAGE, December 10, 2015 - Corte Madera, CA Kristin will discuss her new book at Book Passage in Corte Madera, California on December 10. For more info: www.bookpassage.com KEPLER'S BOOKS October 22, 2015 - Menlo Park, CA Kristin will discuss her new book at the fabulous Kepler's books in Menlo Park, San Mateo. Click for more info. www.keplers.com DIESEL BOOK STORE October 1 2015 - Oakland, CA Kristin will discuss
It felt so good to be reunited with friends and family - spending time with several people from the book The Boy Who Was Not a Lesbian at the International Conference in Oslo, Norway (Harry Benjamin Resource Center's conference and 15th Anniversary.) We spent the day and night with Bo, Marcus, Karin, Eva and Mikael who are all featured in the book. My nieces Mathea and Marie became super sellers. Tone Maria Hansen is an incredible organizer. My husband Herb Schreier presented
The Women of San Quentin -- The Soul Murder of Transgender Women in Male Prisons is the first book of it's kind; personal life stories of nine women's incarceration in the US male prison system. These now courteous and chivalrous women are sharing their stories from inside a prison system in California, Georgia, Illinois and North Carolina in the hope that it will pave the way for more medical care, safety and dignity for transgender people in prison. Published by SFINX Publi
We are now in East London, South Africa not far from where Mandela was born. But the reason why my husband Herb and myself spent 3 weeks in Kenya was not to go on safari but to participate in a LGBTQI intersex/gender identity issues/advocacy Pan African conference in Nairobi to find out how we can help. We met some incredible people and warm freedom fighters from South Africa, Uganda, Zambia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Morocco, Egypt, Nigeria, Tanzania and many more who daily risk t
A recent travel through Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam was a devestating reminder that people are still lying half dead in the street of South East Asia. In Cambodia the poverty is calamitous and the corruption is high. An avarage sallary is $ 130 if you are lucky to get a job. The factory workers commute to a 24 hour shift squeezed in on a truck load like pigs. Vietnam is still suffering greatly from the war. Bombs hiding in the landscape are still killing people 40 years la