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Book Reading And Interview With Chloe Schwenke



Fri, Jun 8th, 2018


5:30 pm to 8:00 pm


You are invited to come to Chloe Schwenke’s book event for her new memoir, SELF-ish: a transgender awakening (Red Hen Press) which will be appearing in the bookstores on May 4th.

SELF-ish is a narrative drawn from an international life, beginning with some early glimpses out at the world by a girl in a boy’s body. Chloe Schwenke was raised as Stephen in a Marine Corps family, and was sent off at age fourteen to “man-up” at a military academy. Later—and still embodied as a man—she ventured abroad to work in some of the roughest regions of Africa, the Gaza Strip, Turkey, and many other locales. Her far-flung global journey was matched in intensity by an inner identity and spiritual struggle, and the associated ravages of depression, before she came to the revelation of being a transgender woman. At a time when many are just waking up to the reality of the transgender phenomenon, this portrayal of Chloe’s life, her challenging gender transition, and her many accomplishments and adventures along the way, creates a poignant story of authenticity, self-discovery, and the meaning of gender set against a fascinating international backdrop.


Okanagan College

1000 KLO Road, Kelowna, V1Y 4X8



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