Touching the Surface: Trans Voices in Ireland
Next Thursday, May 17th, the Transgender Equality Network Ireland (TENI) will be launching a book, Touching the Surface: Trans Voices in Ireland. This landmark publication celebrates trans experiences from across Ireland and will be launched by the Deputy Lord Mayor, Cllr. Maria Parodi.
The event will include readings, performances, a photo exhibition of words and images from Touching the Surface, and there will also be special guests from IndividualiTy (a trans group for young trans* identified people which is run by BeLonG To). The launch is also your chance to get a copy of the book!
The exhibition will run 11-18 May in the Wood Quay Civic Offices. All events are part of Dublin City Council Social Inclusion Week and coincide with IDAHOT – the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia.
In the press release about the event, Orlaith O’Sullivan, Communications Officer for TENI said:
We had a fantastic response to our call for submissions. We received entries from a great diversity of ages and gender identities across Ireland. Portrait photographs, poetry, short stories, memoirs and artworks – the collection reflects the personal, political and creative spheres of trans people across the country.
From well-known figures like Lydia Foy and Panti to anonymous voices from small rural communities, the book marks the wealth of trans experiences in Ireland. It is a beautiful, funny, poignant read. We at TENI hope that it will raise awareness – and a smile.
17th May, 7-9pm
Wood Quay Civic Offices, Dublin