The Prince and the Dressmaker, by Jen Wang (and PAPERBACK GIVEAWAY!)

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The Prince and the Dressmaker, by Jen Wang
Publisher: First Second (Macmillan)
Release Date: February 13, 2018

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

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TRANS BOOK MONTH: Trans Stories and the Woman Disguised as a Man Trope, by EE Ottoman

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As part of Trans Book Month on Just Love, in which we are highlighting trans literature, we have invited several authors to share some of their thoughts with us. Please welcome EE Ottoman here today…


Trans Stories and the Woman Disguised as a Man Trope

I have a love hate relationship with the cross-dressing trope that pops up in a lot of romantic storytelling. Specifically the narrative of the woman who disguises herself as a man to go on adventures or otherwise enjoys some aspect of male privilege, and along the way falls in love. It’s a trope found in everything from historical romance novels, historical fiction, classic movies, television shows, romantic comedies, and fantasy novels.

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