Intersections: Trans and Bodyweight

  • Are you transgender, non-binary or genderqueer?
  • Would you be willing to be interviewed about how your weight relates/has related to your experience of being trans?

If so, you are invited to participate in a research project exploring bodyweight and gender in trans people’s everyday lives.

There is currently almost no research on how societal norms of bodyweight affect trans people. This project will investigate whether and how ideals of slenderness, the demonization of fat, BMI guidelines etc impact on aspects of trans life such as gender presentation or choices made (or not made) about transition. It is hoped this project will produce new knowledge about the diversity of trans experience and will ultimately contribute to the de-stigmatization of trans bodies of all sizes.

Participants must be over 18 and resident in the UK. Participation will involve providing some basic information about yourself and being interviewed (in person or via Skype) for a maximum of 60 minutes. Interviews will be recorded, but participants’ names and any identifiable details will be made anonymous and all data will be kept confidential.

If you are interested in participating, have questions or would like further information, please contact Francis Ray White at: f.r.white@westminster.ac.uk

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