From the library: 4 resources worth checking out

The National Sexual Violence Resource Center library is overflowing with great materials, with more than 38,000 unique titles and growing every day. NSVRC staff members share four of the collection’s resources you might want to grab for your own library. Looking for research materials? Search the database at 

1. Stuck in the Middle With You: A Memoir of Parenting in Three Genders by Jennifer Finney Boylan

2. She’s Not There: A Life in Two Genders by Jennifer Finney Boylan

Exploring the meaning behind gender and what lies between for men and women, these unified memoirs look at the dynamics of love, sex, friendships, family, and the physical and emotional relationships we have with both others and ourselves. These memoirs dive into the author’s experiences of transitioning from man to woman, from father to mother, and the unique challenges and questions that gender plays in our experiences as parents, lovers, friends, individuals, and in the many ways a family can exist. – Taylor Teichman

3. Becoming Unbecoming 
This graphic memoir by Una traces the artist’s coming of age as she deals with her own experiences of sexual assault, set against the historical backdrop of 1970s England and her hometown’s search for a serial killer of women. Using stunning imagery, Una reflects on what it means to grow up in a culture of violence, victim-blaming, and silence. -Megan Thomas

4. Attacks on the Press: Gender and Media Freedom Worldwide 
This collection of essays, including original reporting, and personal accounts by freelance journalists and other experts, examines gender-based online harassment, physical attacks, and institutional discrimination. The book also provides guidance for journalists on how to deal with gender-related threats and restrictions, including safety measures and advocacy with the diplomatic community. This definitive guide to the state of press freedom around the globe exposes abuses while exploring potential solutions. Attacks on the Press (2016 edition) is available full text at  -Karen Litterer


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