What follows is a fairly comprehensive list of all of my writings, including books I have written, individual articles and essays I have penned (most accessible online), anthologies I have been included in, my academic papers, translations of my work, and my chapbooks (i.e., small, self-published books). For each category, writings appear in reverse chronological order, with more recent works at the top of the list.

This page does not include many of my older (mostly trans-themed) writings — these can be found on either my trans activism webpage and/or my blog. I also have a separate Trans Psychology page that collects all my writings related to transgender healthcare, prevalence, development, diagnoses, theories, sexualities, and so forth.

If you are interested in excerpting or translating my writings, click that link for more info.

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Whipping Girl: A Transsexual Woman on Sexism and the Scapegoating of Femininity (Seal Press, 2007, 2016, 2024) is a collection of personal essays that debunk many of the myths and misconceptions that people have about trans women, femininity, and the subjects of gender and sexism more generally. The Third Edition comes out in March 2024 with a new Afterword about trans youth and the current anti-trans moral panic — you can learn more about it here. Translations of Whipping Girl are also available in Spanish, Japanese, and French.
Sexed Up: How Society Sexualizes Us, and How We Can Fight Back (Seal Press, release date May 17th, 2022) examines the mindsets that shape how we perceive and interpret sex, gender, and sexuality. A central focus is on sexualization: when we nonconsensually reduce people to their real or imagined sexual attributes (their bodies, behaviors, desires) to the exclusion of other characteristics. I detail how sexualization plagues not just women, but all marginalized groups, and stems largely from the stigma we associate with sex itself. I also share strategies to overcome this sex-related stigma — strategies designed to foster sexual equity without sacrificing sexual diversity in the process.
99 Erics: a Kat Cataclysm faux novel (Switch Hitter Press, 2020; winner of the Publishing Triangle’s 2021 Edmund White Award for Debut Fiction, an Independent Publisher Book Awards (IPPY) 2021 silver medalist in LGBT+ Fiction, and one of Kirkus Reviews’ Best Indie Books of 2021) is my first foray into fiction. It follows the adventures (and/or misadventures) of Kat Cataclysm, an ethically non-monogamous bisexual woman and absurdist short fiction writer who attempts to date 99 different people named Eric for literature’s sake. It is silly, surreal, and sex-positive. And if you enjoy it, be sure to check out Kat Cataclysm’s 2016 chapbook General Surgery and Surgeons General.
Excluded: Making Feminist and Queer Movements More Inclusive (Seal Press, 2013; finalist for the Publishing Triangle’s Judy Grahn Award for Lesbian Nonfiction) offers vital new insights into how prejudice works and how to improve activism, addressing topics such as intersectionality, call-out culture, Nature-versus-Nurture debates, how to be an ethically gendered and sexual being, embracing heterogeneity and ambivalence, and more! Click the link for more details, reviews, interviews, and excerpts from the book, plus where to purchase it. Excluded was recently included on several best books of the 2010s lists.
Outspoken: A Decade of Transgender Activism and Trans Feminism (Switch Hitter Press, 2016; finalist for the Lambda Literary Award for Transgender Nonfiction) compiles forty-eight of my previously unpublished and difficult to find trans-themed writings, including my early slam poems and spoken word, essays and manifestos written contemporaneously with Whipping Girl and Excluded, plus my more recent work addressing differences within trans communities and activism. Click the link for more details, reviews, and excerpts from the book, plus where to purchase it. Also, be sure to explore the free online trans/gender/sexuality/activism glossary (with almost 200 entries!) that accompanies the book!

articles and essays
Here is a list of articles, essays, and other pieces that I have written. All links are no-paywall. Popular or notable articles are highlighted in bold:

The following are anthology contributions and/or forewords I have written for other people’s books. Most of the links will take you to the Amazon.com site for the book, so that you can find out more about it - but I encourage you to buy it from an independent bookstore if you can!

academic papers
The following are articles that I have written for academic journals, organized into the categories of “gender and sexuality” or “biology.” Most links will take you to the journal webpage for the article, which may require a subscription for full access. Bolded links will take you to a PDF of the article hosted on this website. Some of these articles may also be found on my ResearchGate, Academia.edu, and Google Scholar pages.

gender and sexuality articles:
biology articles:


Translations of my books:
Translations of my individual essays:
If you are interested in translating my writings, click that link for more info.

the following chapbooks are all smaller, self-published books that I have put out in the past...

General Surgery and Surgeons General: a Kat Cataclysm chapbook is a 46 page professionally hand-crafted chapbook supposedly authored by Kat Cataclysm (Julia’s “nom de plume” and fictional protagonist of 99 Erics). It is silly, surreal, and sex-positive! Published by Switch Hitter Press (Oakland, CA), copyright 2016.
On the Outside Looking In is a 36 page, 4 essay chapbook providing a trans woman's perspective on feminism and the exclusion of trans women from lesbian and women-only spaces, Published by Hot Tranny Action (Oakland, CA), copyright 2005.
Draw Blood is a 56 page chapbook containing 16 of Julia's spoken word pieces. Published by Hot Tranny Action (Oakland, CA), copyright 2004.
"Baby Chapbook" is a two poem chapbook plus baby pictures released in July, 2003! Published by Switch Hitter 2003.
Either/Or is a 33 page chapbook that comes with a complementary 13 track CD! It features eleven spoken word pieces and two Bitesize songs. Published by Switch Hitter Press (Oakland, CA), copyright 2002.

As a songwriter, I often write lyrics! The lyrics to my first *soft vowel sounds* record can be found here, and all of the lyrics for my previous band Bitesize can be found here.

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