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FINDING NEVO

Nevo Zisin

  • Original Title: FINDING NEVO
  • Publication date: May 2017
  • Publisher: Black Dog Publishing
  • Country: AU
  • 150 print pages
  • Factual/Memoirs

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  • Epoch: Contemporary
  • Time Period: 21th century
  • Location setting: Australia
  • Themes: PEOPLE facing life, Coming of age, Looking back on one's life, SOCIAL CHRONICLES, Social relations, Solidarity, Commitment, Accepting differences, CHARACTERS, Minorities

Pitch

Meet Nevo: girl, boy, he, she, him, her, they, them, daughter, son, teacher, student, friend, gay, bi, lesbian, trans, homo, Jew, dyke, masculine, feminine, androgynous, queer. Nevo was not born in the wrong body. Nevo just wants everyone to catch up with all that Nevo is.

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Winner of a 2018 Australian Family Therapists’ Award for children’s literature

Nevo Zisin is a non-binary Australian writer and transgender rights activist. Assigned female at birth, Zisin became a queer activist, and appeared in a documentary about gay teens, Love in Full Colour. At the age of 17, Zisin began transitioning to male. Later, they came to identify as non-binary, and prefer gender-neutral singular they pronouns.

Summary

Personal and political, FINDING NEVO is an autobiography about gender and everything that comes with it.

Meet Nevo: girl, boy, he, she, him, her, they, them, daughter, son, teacher, student, friend, gay, bi, lesbian, trans, homo, Jew, dyke, masculine, feminine, androgynous, queer. Nevo was not born in the wrong body. Nevo just wants everyone to catch up with all that Nevo is.

Nevo identifies as queer, transmasculine and non-binary. Nevo works with children as a youth leader, and runs programs and workshops in schools about gender and sexuality.

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  • Author’s biography

    Nevo Zisin is a non-binary Australian writer and transgender rights activist. Assigned female at birth, Zisin became a queer activist, and appeared in a documentary about gay teens, Love in Full Colour. At the age of 17, Zisin began transitioning to male. Later, they came to identify as non-binary, and prefer gender-neutral singular they pronouns.