How thrilling J Mase III has just released his book, And Then I Got Fired:One Transqueer’s Reflections on Grief, Unemployment & Inappropriate Jokes About Death.
It’s been well over a decade when we first met, and I have been consistently moved, inspired, and challenged by J Mase III, his message, and the creative ways he uses language. As a slam poet, activist, speaker, and writer, J Mase III explores (and explodes) patriarchy, white supremacy, justice, and injustices. He also has a wicked sense of humor and excellent taste in cocktails.
Back in 2014/2015 we worked on Queer Responses to Climate Change and we have had a creative dialogue about gender non-conforming Bible characters. If you want to deepen your understanding of LGBTQ+ issues, privilege, the Bible, and justice I highly recommend you follow J Mase III and get his book.
About the new book:
Feel free to scream directly into this book if you need to. It won’t judge you, promise! This book gets grief. The good, the bad and the snotty noses. Through a healthy mix of poems, personal testimony, bad jokes and choose-your-own-journey workbook style, “And Then I Got Fired: One Transqueer’s Reflections on Grief, Unemployment & Inappropriate Jokes About Death”, is an unexpected and lively conversation between the author and reader on grief, Black Trans survival and the arts. Whether you are currently moving through grief mode, love a good poem, or just want some tools to deal with painful experiences, this book is for you. More importantly, this book is for all of us who deserve a place to be honest when things get hard.