A book- length epistolary collection of hybrid-, trans-, and inter-genre prose, DEAR HERCULINE is an intertextual project that recalls portions of the 19th-century French hermaphrodite Herculine Barbin's memoirs, discovered and re- published by Michel Foucault. The medical reassignment of Herculine's gender eventually led to his/her death in February of 1868. Herculine's experiences are set against and interwoven into the author's experiences as an intersexed body through the epistolary form.
LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Transgender; Intersex; Gay/Lesbian; gay; lesbian; transgender teenager; intersex teenager
mother and father
male/male; female/female; intersex person
operation; philosophy; shame; bodies
Apps, Aaron, "Dear Herculine" (2015). Diverse Families. 968.