Beyond binaries

How to Understand Your Gender: A Practical Guide for Exploring Who You Are by Alex Iantaffi & Meg-John Barker (Jessica Kingsley Publishers; Pb £14.99). Reviewed by Dr Adam Jowett, Senior Lecturer in Psychology, Coventry University.

As its authors claim, this book offers a ‘map and a compass in this ever-changing gender landscape’. The book is written for those questioning their gender identity but with a view to professionals also benefiting from engaging with it. The authors are both therapists, scholars and community organisers who are trans identified and have written a book they wish their younger selves had had access to.

The book is divided into a number of sections guiding the reader through an exploration


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