New news! The third edition of Julia’s first book, Whipping Girl: A Transsexual Woman on Sexism and the Scapegoating of Femininity has just been released and includes a new Afterword on the current anti-trans moral panic — click the link to learn more! You can order the book at a 20% discount through March 31, 2024 from the Seal Press/Hachette website by using promo code: SERANO20

And be sure to check out Julia’s most recent book: Sexed Up: How Society Sexualizes Us, and How We Can Fight Back — you can read praise, reviews, excerpts, & interviews via that link.

Welcome to my website! Here is a brief guide to what you'll find here:

About offers a brief overview of my work as an author, speaker, spoken word performer, musician, activist, and biologist.

Booking provides information regarding how to book me for a talk or performance, plus a list of some of my most frequently requested presentations.

Writings is a comprehensive list of my books, articles and essays, anthology contributions, academic papers, and poetry.

News & events lists all of my upcoming events, performances, and new projects & releases.

Music details my current solo noise-pop music project *soft vowel sounds* and my previous indie-rock band Bitesize.

Audio-visual compiles audio & video links of my spoken word performances, presentations, readings, interviews, and music.

Press is a compendium of print & online articles about, and interviews with, me. Plus previews and reviews of my books.

Stuff to buy, such as my books and music!

Contact instructs you on how to get in touch with me (if need be).

Places you can follow me online:

Support me on Patreon.

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Subscribe to my YouTube channel.

These days, my latest essays are cross-posted to both Substack and Medium — subscribe to me on either site.

My social media page lists many other platforms (e.g., Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, Bluesky, Mastodon, Tumblr) where you can “friend” and “follow” me.

Learn more about books I have authored (excerpts, reviews, etc.):

Whipping Girl: A Transsexual Woman on Sexism and the Scapegoating of Femininity (2007, 2016, & 2024)

Sexed Up: How Society Sexualizes Us, and How We Can Fight Back (2022)

99 Erics: a Kat Cataclysm faux novel (2020)

Outspoken: A Decade of Transgender Activism and Trans Feminism (2016)

Excluded: Making Feminist and Queer Movements More Inclusive (2013)

Other pages of potential interest:

Trans psychology compiles all my writings related to transgender psychology, diagnoses, theories, and healthcare more generally.

Peruse my trans, gender, sexuality, & activism glossary, with over 200 entries!

Learn more about my past work as a biologist.

Additional webpages not listed here can be found on the site map.

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