This page is organized into three sections: 1) , 2) noteworthy pieces that articles and interviews that feature me , and 3) discuss my work and/or include my voice . This page only links to the written word - for audio and video interviews with me, check out my book previews, reviews, and accolades . audio-visual page
Feature articles about, and interviews with, Julia
The New York Times’s Jeanne Carstensen interviewed me for their Pride 2017 issue (see “ Julia Serano, Transfeminist Thinker, Talks Trans-Misogyny”) on June 22, 2017. (A copy of the printed version that appeared in their Sunday paper can be accessed here[JPG link].)
Bandcamp published Julia Serano’s Journey to Self-Discovery Through Music, October 7, 2019.
Curve Magazine’s Marcie Bianco interviewed me about my activism and books (see “ A Manifesto For All: bisexual trans activist and author Julia Serano wants to make feminism more inclusive)”[PDF] in their September/October 2016 issue.
BuzzFeed’s Meredith Talusan interviewed me (plus many readers throughout the years) for The Lasting Transgender Legacy Of Julia Serano’s “Whipping Girl”, March 6, 2016.
Vox.com’s German Lopez interviewed me about my recent Detransition, Desistance, and Disinformation: A Guide for Understanding Transgender Children Debates article, on August 9, 2016. Sadhbh O’Sullivan interviewed me for
(see “Subconscious Sex: Julia Serano on the unfathomable aspects of gender”), September, 2016. Ladybeard Magazine - The Mind Issue
about my books, upcoming events, new fiction, and music projects on February 24, 2016. Vital Voice published an interview with me Noah Berlatsky interviewed me for
Ravishly’s about recent internet debates about “call-out culture” and “political correctness” on February 5, 2015.
Out Magazine included me in their 2014 OUT100 list, November 11, 2014.
The Fogdog Review published “ Interview with Julia Serano, author of Whipping Girl”[PDF] in their 2015 issue.
Halifax Media Co-op interviewed me (“ We’re creating hierarchies, even if we’re not aware of it”) on October 21, 2014.
Herizons Magazine interviewed me about Excluded (see “ Why Diversity Isn’t Enough”) in their Spring 2014 issue (Vol. 27 No. 4).
Autostraddle’s Carmen interviewed me about Excluded (see “ Idol Worship: Julia Serano Talks To Autostraddle About Fixing Feminism”) on January 28, 2014.
After Ellen’s Marcie Bianco interviewed me about Excluded (see “ Julia Serano talks ”) on November 6, 2013. Excluded: Making Feminist and Queer Movements More Inclusive
Ethnography Matters’s Rachelle Annechino interviewed me about Excluded and other topics (see “ Genes, fruit flies and the Ramones”) on October 27, 2013.
Persphone magazine interview with me about Excluded , October 16, 2013.
The Atlantic interviewed me about Excluded (see “ Gender as Non-Fiction”), September 25, 2013. Also, Noah Berlatsky (the interviewer) posted extra interview tidbits on his blog The Hooded Utilitarian
interview with me about PQ Monthly Excluded, August 15, 2013.
interviewed me and the other curators of make/shift magazine (issue 13, spring/summer 2013) Girl Talk (Gina de Vries and Elana Rose) about the show. Interview by Heather Bowlan. Jennifer Baumgardner published an interview with me in her book
, published by Seal Press, September, 2011. F 'em!: Goo Goo, Gaga, and Some Thoughts on Balls
Queer Oakland: Julia Serano uses activism, art to save the day, interview in Oakland Local, by Tehea Robie, October 27, 2010.
Whipping Girl: Interview with trans feminist Julia Serano, in The Scavenger, by Cath Davies (this interview originally appeared in the Australian magazine Cherrie).
Julia Serano, Transgender Dyke, interview for queerlife, South Africa, by Ulla Kelly, 2008.
Five Questions With Julia Serano, interview in en|Gender - helen boyd’s journal of gender & trans issues, September 26, 2007.
Feminine Protection, interview in Bitch Magazine, by Debbie Rasmussen, appeared in print in the “Risk” issue, published in 2007.
Transfeminism has a new face [PDF link], interview with Julia and Helen Boyd in Curve magazine (Vol. 17, #8), by Diane Anderson-Minshall, September, 2007.
Trans Activism with Julia Serano, interview with GirlSpeak, by Alice Costas, 2007.
Bring in the Noise [PDF link], interview in TransNation, by Jacob Anderson-Minshall SF Bay Times August 31, 2006. Interviews with Julia and other 2004 Bay Area Ladyfest performers/writers can be found in Sabrina Chapadjiev’s 2005 zine
Noteworthy articles & essays that discuss my work and/or include my voice
Noah Berlatsky interviewed me for
SpliceToday for his piece critiquing journalists who depict trans (and other) activists as engaging in “witch hunts” on May 8, 2017. Katy Steinmetz interviewed me for
TIME about how Obsessing About Caitlyn Jenner’s Surgery Is Part of a Larger Problem, April 22, 2017.
TIME Magazine quoted me in their cover story Beyond “He” or “She”: The Changing Meaning of Gender and Sexuality, March 15, 2017.
The Washington Post quoted me for their article Women’s issues are different from trans women’s issues, feminist author says, sparking criticism, March 13, 2017.
The my blogpost Bay Area Reporter excerpted on Milo, the limits of free speech, and who gets thrown under the bus on February 23, 2017. On January 21, 2017, I spoke at the San Francisco Women’s March. The
and Bay Area Reporter both quoted my speech. San Francisco Examiner Raquel Willis interviewed me for
Vice about the recent casting of Matt Bomer to play a transgender character in the film “Anything”, September 1, 2016.
The Advocate wrote about the We’ve Been Around series of short transgender-themed documentaries - the article features the episode “Camp Trans” (which I narrated), May 30, 2016.
my blogpost Gay City News excerpted placing Ken Zucker’s clinic in historical context on March 3, 2016. Noah Berlatsky of
The Establishment interviewed me for his autogynephilia-theory-challenging article Why Are Trans Women Penalized For Body Fantasies Everyone Has?, February 5, 2015.
about my writings and transgender activism, May 11, 2016. Ripple interviewed me
The Establishment interviewed me for their article We Don’t Value Trans Voices - Even On Trans Issues, November 16, 2015.
NBC News.com interviewed me for their article Is Transmisogyny Killing Transgender Women?, August 25, 2015.
Marie Claire interviewed me for their article A Study in Sexism: What Happens When Trans Women Lose Their Male Privilege, August 14, 2015. Several June 2015 articles about the word
cisgender being added to the Oxford English Dictionary cite my book Whipping Girl for popularizing the term -- see for instance, New York Magazine and Slate. A later article from (just after Merriam-Webster added the term) interviewed me for the piece. Slate in May 2016 The
Variety Magazine article Transgender Hollywood: Will Bruce Jenner Change the Industry? calls Whipping Girl a “seminal” book and discusses the media archetypes of trans women that I describe therein, May 5, 2015. The
Vice Magazine article What Can Be Done to Stop Violence Against Trans Women? includes an interview with me, February 2, 2015. Several 2014-2016 articles about the TV series
Transparent mention my book as being an influence on the show; e.g., see Whipping Girl , Cosmopolitan , HuffPost , Independent , Ms. , NPR , Vogue , and most recently Washington Post . The Daily Beast I am interviewed about
feminism, science, & the nature-vs-nurture debate in the Bitch Magazine article “Born that Way?” in 2014. I am quoted quite a bit in Alissa Quart’s book
, published by The New Press, 2013. Republic of Outsiders: The Power of Amateurs, Dreamers and Rebels My thoughts about femininity & feminism are discussed in
The Atlantic article Katy Perry's Aversion to Feminism Shows Feminism Is Still Radical, December 5, 2012.
Whipping Girl is mentioned in Laura Jane Grace’s public coming out article in (prior to her adopting her current name), May 31, 2012. I am mentioned in the article
Gender debunked: “SM femme tranny dyke” Kate Bornstein talks about why gender isn't binary and the origins of transphobia, by Eve Gerber, Salon.com, May 3, 2012. I am interviewed about
Girl Talk in the article Girl talk at the 13th annual national queer arts festival, in examiner.com, by Sarah Marloff, June 13, 2010. I am quoted in the article DSM controversy could overshadow opportunities, Bay Area Reporter, by Zak Szymanski, August 8, 2008.
Interviews with Julia and other gender-, sexuality- & body image-activists can be found in Erin Remick’s 2007 feature-length documentary
. Embodied Revolution
Camp Trans Confronts Transphobia at Michigan Women's Music Festival, Out In The Mountains (Vermont) August 8, 2006.
The other women's festival - Camp Trans, by Dawn Wolfe Gutterman, Originally printed 8/3/2006, Issue 1431, Between The Lines News Performances ‘Transform community’, Bay Area Reporter, by Zak Szymanski, Published 11/10/2005.
Throw out your pronouns -- ‘he’ and ‘she’ are meaningless terms in the Bay Area's flourishing transgender performance scene, by Rona Marech, San Francisco Chronicle, Monday, December 29, 2003 An excerpt from the poem “Cocky” and an interview with Julia can be found in Michelle Tea’s article
“Transmissions from Camp Trans”, in The Believer, November 2003.
Book previews, reviews, and accolades
for Outspoken: A Decade of Transgender Activism and Trans Feminism
for Excluded: Making Feminist and Queer Movements More Inclusive
The Publishing Triangle announced that Excluded is a finalist for this year’s Judy Grahn Award for Lesbian Nonfiction, March 12, 2014
Autostraddle named Excluded as one of their Top 10 Queer and Feminist Books of 2013, December 31, 2013.
Velvetpark named Julia (and mentioned Excluded) as one of their Official Top 25 Significant Queer Women of 2013 on December 23, 2013. Julia (and
Excluded!) are mentioned in the British paper , October 11, 2013. The Independent’s “Pink List 2013” describing the most influential international LGBT people
Bitch Magazine reviewed Excluded in their Winter 2014 issue (#61, page 61).
selected Ms. Magazine Excluded in their list of “Great Reads for Fall 2013” in their Fall 2013 issue.
Feminist Collections reviewed Excluded in their Summer - Fall 2014 issue[PDF link] (v. 35, nos. 3-4, pp. 12-13). The
Daily Xtra reviewed Excluded (see “ All are welcome”) on November 20, 2013. A
San Francisco Bay Guardian article about Excluded (see “ All in: author and activist Julia Serano talks ‘Excluded’”) appeared on November 19, 2013. A blog post about
Excluded appeared on the , November 7, 2013. Jezebel.com Groupthink blog
After Ellen reviewed Excluded (see “ Julia Serano talks ”) on November 6, 2013. Excluded: Making Feminist and Queer Movements More Inclusive
The Chicago Reader reviewed Excluded (see “ Julia Serano: Beyond nature vs. nurture”) on November 3, 2013.
reviewed Curve Magazine Excluded (listing it as their “Editor’s Pick”) in their November 2013 issue.
, September 27, 2013. SheWired book review of Excluded
, book review, September, 2013. Publisher’s Weekly
for Whipping Girl: A Transsexual Woman on Sexism and the Scapegoating of Femininity
BuzzFeed published The Lasting Transgender Legacy Of Julia Serano’s Whipping Girl by Meredith Talusan, March 6, 2016.
NPR recommended Whipping Girl in their article Like These TV Shows? Here Are 70+ Things You Might Also Like ..., on August 11, 2016.
Baltimore City Paper recommended Whipping Girl in their article LGBTQ reading recommendations, on July 19, 2016.
BookRiot recommended Whipping Girl in their article Buy, Borrow, Bypass: Feminism and Women’s Studies Books, November 9, 2015.
Bustle recommended Whipping Girl in their article 7 Feminist Polemical Texts To Get You Energized: Angela Davis, Julia Serano, and More, on August 27, 2014.
The Advocate named Whipping Girl as one of their Best Non-Fiction Transgender Books, November 20, 2011.
Ms. Magazine named Whipping Girl as #16 on their list of Ms. Readers’ 100 Best Non-Fiction Books of All Time, October 10, 2011.
Alternet recommended Whipping Girl in their article 40 Books About Sexuality That You Have to Read, on September 27, 2009.
AlterNet named Whipping Girl a runner up in their list of Best Progressive Books of 2007, January 30, 2008.
, issue 74, article 6, July 2012. Polare
, Volume 24, Issue 3, pages 200 - 205, Summer 2009, review by Vek Lewis. Hypatia
, Vol. 36, No. 1/2, Spring - Summer, 2008 (pp. 315-319), review by Angela P. Harris. Women's Studies Quarterly
, December 6, 2007. Feminist Review
, October 18, 2007. Fast Forward Weekly
, August 16, 2007. Toronto Xtra
, August 23, 2007. Now Toronto
, August 15, 2007. Washington City Paper
, Summer, 2007. Ms. Magazine
, July 24, 2007. Below the Belt
, June 17, 2007. San Francisco Chronicle
, 4/2/2007. Publishers Weekly
, June 19, 2007. San Francisco Bay Guardian
, May 2007. Lavendar magazine
, April 2007. QueerWriters.com
Booking the talent: Some big names in gay lit are filling spring’s bookshelves, Washington Blade, April 2007.
For articles and reviews of Julia’s band Bitesize, check out the Bitesize press page.
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