Book of the Week: Me, Myself, They

The critically acclaimed memoir by non-binary trans activist and writer Joshua M. Ferguson was published earlier this year.

Me, Myself, They: Life Beyond the Binary by Joshua M. Ferguson

Me, Myself, They: Life Beyond the Binary, the critically acclaimed memoir by non-binary trans activist and writer Joshua M. Ferguson, was published earlier this year on May 7.

Exactly one year before that, in 2018, they became the first person in Ontario to receive an “X” designation on their birth certificate — one of the first such recipients in the world.

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Ferguson’s memoir covers their life growing up in Brantford exploring their gender identity as well as having hostility visited upon them in the form of bullying, assault and conversion therapy.

Ferguson’s book is prism-like in its depiction of a multifaceted life: a non-binary person, an author, a filmmaker, an advocate, a survivor. As they point out in the introduction:

“My non-binary trans identity is a part of me, a part of me that I lost, but I want to present the wholeness of my identity, my life and my humanity, beyond the subject of my gender identity and how I express myself.”

Ferguson’s storytelling in Me, Myself, They is circular: Born as Joshua, after a long journey with many trials and tribulations, they rediscover themselves as Joshua. Me, Myself, They is an inspirational book for any reader.

Check out this moving memoir from your local library.

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