Transgender survivors of violence tell their stories
Transgender people face some of the highest rates of violence in the US and around the world, particularly within romantic relationships. In Transgressed, Xavier L. Guadalupe-Diaz offers a ground-breaking examination of intimate partner violence in the lives of transgender people.
Drawing on interviews and written accounts from transgender survivors of intimate partner violence, he sheds much-needed light on the dynamics of abuse that entrap trans partners in violent relationships. Transgressed shows how rigidly gendered discussions of violence have served to marginalize and silence stories of abuse. Ultimately, these stories of survival follow their unique journeys as they navigate—and break free—from the cycle of abuse, providing us with a better understanding of their experiences.
An emotionally compelling read, Transgressed offers new ways of understanding the complexities of intimate partner violence through the eyes of transgender survivors.
"Transgressed fills a major gap in the extant literature on intimate partner violence. Xavier Guadalupe-Diaz's offering is a valuable resource for students, researchers, practitioners, and policy makers, and it is destined to become a classic piece of scholarship that does much to advance queer criminology." ~Walter DeKeseredy, author of Abusive Endings: Separation and Divorce Violence Against Women
"Transgressed is a brave book. Guadalupe-Diaz takes the necessary, critically important first step in bringing intimate partner violence against transgender people into the research spotlight. But braver still are the transmen and transwomen who dared to share their stories and whose voices will resonate with readers long after they have finished this book." ~Claire M. Renzetti, author of Feminist Criminology