Spilling the T: Trans*(forming) Masculinities was a series of online and in-person sessions held by Raju Rage in the summer of 2022. Our aim was to create a space for trans* masculine people to unpack masculinities and forge their own, through collective reading, discussion and support. This is a guide to the readings for anyone who is interested in exploring them in their own time:
Session 1. Patriarchy
Exploring patriarchy and feminism.
The Will to Change: Men, Masculinity and Love – bell hooks
Relinquishing Patriarchy – Adrienne Maree Brown
Session 2. Transfeminism
On being part of feminist movements as masculine-identified people.
Sons of the movement: FtM’s Risking Incoherence on a Post-Queer Cultural Landscape – Jean Bobby Noble
Sessions 3 + 4. Violence and Intimacy
Thinking through intimacy, expectations, surviving and transforming harm.
Stone Butch Blues – Leslie Feinberg
The revolution starts at home confronting intimate violence within activist communities – Ching-In Chen; Jai Dulani; Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha