Reading with Jayrôme Robinet @ Hauptbibliothek Wien
On 3 June, the Vienna Main Library invites you to a Pride-Reading. Author Jayrôme Robinet reads from his book “My way from a white woman to a young man with a migration background”.
After transitioning, Jayrôme C. Robinet can make a direct comparison. With wit and ease, he tells his personal story and shows how much our behaviour is marked by prejudices. The resulting report is startling, honest and highly political.
Jayrôme used to live as a white Frenchwoman. Then he moves to Berlin, starts taking testosterone and experiences second puberty. He grows a dark beard – and suddenly he is addressed in Arabic on the street. Whether in the café, in the changing room or at passport control, he notices that not only his identity but above all the behaviour of his environment towards him has radically changed. He can compare: How am I treated as a man, as a woman? And what does it mean if not only the sex changes but apparently also origin and age? He tells of his queer everyday life and reveals how insanely social perceptions and classifications often are.
Jayrôme will be available for questions and discussions on 3 June.
Further information: https://www.buechereien.wien.at/de/programm/veranstaltungskalender/5608