Trans Bodies Trans Selves:
A Resource by and for Transgender Communities, second addition
Edited by Laura Ericson-Schroth, MD (she/they)
Trans Bodies, Trans Selves is a comprehensive, reader-friendly guide for transgender people, with each chapter written by transgender and gender expansive authors. Each chapter takes the reader through an important issue, such as race, religion, employment, medical and surgical transition, mental health, relationships, sexuality, parenthood, arts and culture, and many more. Anonymous quotes, testimonials, art and poetry from transgender people are woven throughout, adding compelling, personal voices to every page. It is a welcoming place for transgender and gender-questioning people, their partners and families, students, professors, guidance counselors, and others to look for up-to-date information on transgender life. The content of the second edition of this award-winning resource is thoroughly updated throughout and includes entirely new stories, artwork, and illustrations as well as dozens of new contributing authors and collaborators.
Laura Erickson-Schroth, MD, MA, (she/they) is a psychiatrist committed to improving mental health through education and resource creation. She is the Chief Medical Officer at The Jed Foundation (JED), a nonprofit focused on emotional health and suicide prevention for teens and young adults. Laura has provided thousands of patients with crisis intervention and mental health support in over ten different emergency rooms in New York City. Much of her career has focused on LGBTQ mental health, and she continues to see clients at Hetrick-Martin Institute for LGBTQIA+ Youth. Laura is the editor of Trans Bodies, Trans Selves (Oxford, 2014, second edition 2022), a resource guide written by and for trans communities. She has appeared on NPR’s Fresh Air and On Point and is a former board member of the Association of LGBTQ+ Psychiatrists and GLMA: Health Professionals Advancing LGBTQ Equality. Laura completed her MD at Dartmouth Medical School, psychiatry residency at New York University, public psychiatry fellowship at Columbia University, and consultation-liaison psychiatry fellowship at Mount Sinai.