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A graphic guide to chest binding, adapted for audio, with real-life stories and research-backed advice from bestselling Gender Queer author MAIA KOBABE and University of Michigan professor SARAH PEITZMEIER.

Breathe arose from the need for a resource for folks considering chest binding as gender-affirming care. Dr. Peitzmeier interviewed twenty-five people of different ages and backgrounds about their journeys with binding, and then she and Kobabe combined excerpts from those interviews with evidence-based resources on binding into this extremely accessible guide. Dr. Peitzmeier narrates this audiobook alongside a gender diverse cast.

Breathe is both a practical resource for trans and nonbinary folks and an engaging and perspective-broadening listen for anyone interested in what it means to be on a journey of expressing one’s gender in ways that are joyful, healthy, and affirming.


* This audiobook edition includes a downloadable PDF of Tips and Tools for Healthy Binding.
★ "A short but powerful, important work. A unique, thoughtful, and evidence-based book perfect for individuals of any age considering binding or for readers interested in understanding the practice more thoroughly."—Booklist, starred review

★ "This is an essential purchase for all secondary and public library collections as it provides health information in a readily accessible manner that is otherwise difficult to find in science-based ­resources."—SLJ, starred review

"Practical, well-researched, and inclusive, this book is a breath of fresh air for readers looking to make informed, destigmatized, health-conscious decisions, and avoid the dangerous binding practices that occur due to an absence of information and surplus of judgment."—BCCB
© M. Ruddell
Maia Kobabe (e/em/eir) is the author and illustrator of the award-winning and bestselling Gender Queer: A Memoir, the most banned book in America in 2021 and 2022. E and eir work have been featured in Time, NPR, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, and many other outlets. View titles by Maia Kobabe
Sarah Peitzmeier, PhD View titles by Sarah Peitzmeier, PhD

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A graphic guide to chest binding, adapted for audio, with real-life stories and research-backed advice from bestselling Gender Queer author MAIA KOBABE and University of Michigan professor SARAH PEITZMEIER.

Breathe arose from the need for a resource for folks considering chest binding as gender-affirming care. Dr. Peitzmeier interviewed twenty-five people of different ages and backgrounds about their journeys with binding, and then she and Kobabe combined excerpts from those interviews with evidence-based resources on binding into this extremely accessible guide. Dr. Peitzmeier narrates this audiobook alongside a gender diverse cast.

Breathe is both a practical resource for trans and nonbinary folks and an engaging and perspective-broadening listen for anyone interested in what it means to be on a journey of expressing one’s gender in ways that are joyful, healthy, and affirming.


* This audiobook edition includes a downloadable PDF of Tips and Tools for Healthy Binding.

Reviews

★ "A short but powerful, important work. A unique, thoughtful, and evidence-based book perfect for individuals of any age considering binding or for readers interested in understanding the practice more thoroughly."—Booklist, starred review

★ "This is an essential purchase for all secondary and public library collections as it provides health information in a readily accessible manner that is otherwise difficult to find in science-based ­resources."—SLJ, starred review

"Practical, well-researched, and inclusive, this book is a breath of fresh air for readers looking to make informed, destigmatized, health-conscious decisions, and avoid the dangerous binding practices that occur due to an absence of information and surplus of judgment."—BCCB

Author

© M. Ruddell
Maia Kobabe (e/em/eir) is the author and illustrator of the award-winning and bestselling Gender Queer: A Memoir, the most banned book in America in 2021 and 2022. E and eir work have been featured in Time, NPR, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, and many other outlets. View titles by Maia Kobabe
Sarah Peitzmeier, PhD View titles by Sarah Peitzmeier, PhD