Nothing to Hide Voices of Trans and Gender Diverse Australia
'This is literature at its finest - tender, attentive and daring.' Omar Sakr, author of Son of Sin
Nothing to Hide is Australia's first mainstream anthology of trans and gender-diverse writing.
While there has been unprecedented trans visibility in Australia in the last decade, this visibility has not always been positive, shadowed at every step by transphobic misinformation and extremist rhetoric. As a counter to the harmful chorus of anti-trans voices, this collection features the work of thirty trans and gender-diverse people across the spectrum of age, race, geography and circumstance. The writers give voice to their communities and tell their own stories, on their own terms.
Showcasing the wealth of creativity within the trans and gender-diverse community and providing illuminating insights into the challenges and joys of trans experience, Nothing to Hide is a powerful contribution to Australian literature.
Yves Rees is a writer, podcaster and historian, who was awarded the 2020 Calibre Essay Prize for their essay 'Reading the Mess Backwards'. Rees' trans memoir All About Yves: Notes from a Transition was published by Allen & Unwin in late 2021. Rees is also the co-host of Archive Fever podcast and a Lecturer at La Trobe University. Rees has a regular history segment on ABC Radio and writes for publications such as the Sydney Review of Books, The Age, Archer, the Australian Book Review and The Conversation.
Sam Elkin is a writer and radio maker living in the western suburbs of Naarm. Sam was a 2019 Wheeler Centre Next Chapter fellow and his essays have been published in the Griffith Review, Antithesis Journal and Bent Street. He is the host of the 3RRR show Queer View Mirror and Joy 94.9's Transgender Warriors. Sam is currently working on a debut essay collection.
Alex Gallagher is a Sydney-based poet and writer whose poetry collection Parenthetical Bodies was published by Subbed In in 2017. Their work has appeared in The Guardian, Archer Magazine, Overland and Kill Your Darlings, among others.
Bobuq Sayed is a writer, editor, artist, and performer of the Afghan diaspora. They have served as the editor of Archer Magazine, un Magazine, and OMG I'm QTPOC, an educational resource published in collaboration with Minus 18 and Queerspace. Sayed was anthologized in Collisions after their short story was short-listed for the inaugural Liminal Fiction Prize. They are currently working on a debut novel about LGBT refugees inspired in part by the experience of founding Bridgemeals, a Melbourne-based initiative for connecting recent queer and trans refugees with the broader community.