Ryerson | Undressing Gender | Art Blake

RyersonRegistration Required
10:00 PM, Friday 5 Apr 2019 (45 minutes)
As a transperson who has lived as a woman, a man, a lesbian, and a gay man, I've struggled with finding clothes that match who I am or how I want you to see me. Trans models and TV characters are trendy now, but "cross dressing" and being trans have gotten people arrested, attacked, even killed. Why? How are dressed bodies so central to our social and legal systems? Who are my trans-dressing ancestors and how did they navigate the pleasures and dangers of dressing? Through photos and writings they left behind, we'll answer these questions by inhabiting their histories, bodies and clothing.
Ryerson University
Associate Professor, Department of History. ECI Faculty Chair in the Office of the Vice-President, Equity and Community Inclusion (OVPECI)