This is a nonfiction book that I received free of charge courtesy of NetGalley. All opinions are my own.
I haven’t requested any ARCs in quite some time. The number of unread books I currently own is kinda crazy, but I just was looking around when I saw this cover. Look at it, it’s absolutely gorgeous! I don’t normally post nonfiction book reviews here, but I think this is an important book for anyone who doesn’t know a lot about gender, sexuality, and ways to express them. Please think about giving this a read.
There’s a lot that I really enjoy about this book. I downloaded this from Netgalley and sat down and read it all in one go. First, the content. This is why I requested this book in the first place. There is a lot to learn about gender, sexuality, and all other forms of expression. It’s hard sometimes to understand it all. I knew a lot of the stuff that Gottlieb shared in this book when it came to definitions, but what she really introduced me to were the historical figures and other relevant facts she seamlessly wove into this book. There so many facts and articles shared in this book that I really felt like I was learning a lot. The topics were also separated into small readable chunks. This is not a textbook, but a great way to begin your educational journey a small bit of information at a time.
Two, the art. The art is beautiful in the book, but is also always relevant to want is being written about. It’s a very visually appealing book.
Third, Gottlieb, provides usually simple and actionable steps to take to be a more helpful and mindful human being if you’re still learning about what may be appropriate vs not. Gottlieb has done her research well and has made this a book that speaks honestly and with intersectionality. A great book and resource if you’re interested in learning more about our ever expanding understanding of gender, identity, sexuality, and more.
Seeing Gender: An Illustrated Guide to Identity and Expression will be published on October 22, 2019.