Detransition, Baby: Torrey Peters in Conversation with Shon Faye
February 3, 2021 @ 19:30 – 21:00 GMT
Reese nearly had it all: a loving relationship with Amy, an apartment in New York, a job she didn’t hate. She’d scraped together a life previous generations of trans women could only dream of; the only thing missing was a child. Then everything fell apart and three years on Reese is still in self-destruct mode, avoiding her loneliness by sleeping with married men.
When her ex calls to ask if she wants to be a mother, Reese finds herself intrigued. After being attacked in the street, Amy de-transitioned to become Ames, changed jobs and, thinking he was infertile, started an affair with his boss Katrina. Now Katrina’s pregnant.
Could the three of them form an unconventional family – and raise the baby together?
Torrey Peters lives in Brooklyn and holds an MFA from the University of Iowa and a Masters in Comparative Literature from Dartmouth. She is the author of two novellas, Infect Your Friends and Loved Ones and The Masker.
Shon Faye is a writer and editor who has written for The Guardian, The Independent, Vogue, Dazed and others. Her first book The Transgender Issue: an argument for justice will be published in September 2021.