When: Fri., Dec. 18, 6 p.m. 2015
Activist and scholar Jackson Wright Shultz presents a collection of stories from more than 30 people who identify as transgender in Trans/Portraits: Voices From Transgender Communities. The New England College instructor’s first solo-authored book is an oral history of individuals from across racial, religious and socioeconomic backgrounds, aimed at filling what Shultz perceived as a void in written works. “My intent was to tell stories, like mine, that were not often expressed in transgender literature,” he writes on the University Press of New England blog. Shultz shares his subjects’ accounts of love, community, family discord, drug addiction and medical malpractice during a talk and reading at Main Street Museum.