Relevant Readings

 Mental Health


A Shining Affliction: A Story of Harm and Healing in Psychotherapy by Annie G. Rogers

A Bright Red Scream: Self-Mutilation and the Language of Pain by Marilee Strong

An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and Madness by Kay Redfield Jamison

Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy Mass Market by David D., M.D. Burns

Tear Soup: A Recipe for Healing After Loss Hardcover by Pat Schwiebert, Chuck DeKlyen, & Taylor Bills

Mindfulness and Meditation


Things Might Go Terribly, Horribly Wrong: A Guide to Life Liberated from Anxiety Paperback by Kelly G. Wilson PhD, Troy DuFrene

Mindfulness for Beginners by Jon Kabat-Zinn

Wherever You Go, There You Are by Jon Kabat-Zinn

A Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workbook Paperback by Bob Stahl, Elisha Goldstein, Saki Santorelli, & Jon Kabat-Zinn

Relationships, Sex and Intimacy

Sex Tips For Straight Women from a Gay Man Paperback by Dan Anderson, Maggie Berman

The New Topping Book by Dossie Easton & Janet Hardy

The New Bottoming Book by Dossie Easton & Janet Hardy

Gender Identity

Whipping Girl: A Transsexual Woman on Sexism and the Scapegoating of Femininity by Julia Serano

Stone Butch Blues: A Novel by Leslie Feinberg

Gender Outlaw: On Men, Women and the Rest of Us by Kate Bornstein

Hung Jury: Testimonies of Genital Surgery by Transsexual Men by Trystan Theosophus Cotten

The Transgender Child: A Handbook for Families and Professionals by Stephanie A. Brill & Rachel Pepper

Transitions of the Heart: Stories of Love, Struggle and Acceptance by Mothers of Transgender and Gender Variant Children by Rachel Pepper

Gender Born, Gender Made: Raising Healthy Gender-Nonconforming Children by Diane Ehrensaft PhD

Raising My Rainbow: Adventures in Raising a Fabulous, Gender Creative Son by Lori Duron, Neil Patrick Harris, & David Burtka

Transgender 101: A Simple Guide to a Complex Issue by Nicholas M Teich

Nobody Passes: Rejecting the Rules of Gender and Conformity by Matt Bernstein Sycamore

Gender Outlaws: The Next Generation by Kate Bornstein & S. Bear Bergman

Brazen Femme: Queering Femininity by Chloe Brushwood Rose & Anna Camilleri

Persistence: All Ways Butch and Femme by Ivan E. Coyote & Zena Sharman

Butch is a Noun by S. Bear Bergman


Opening Up: A Guide to Creating and Sustaining Open Relationships by Tristan Taormino

The Ethical Slut: A Practical Guide to Polyamory, Open Relationships & Other Adventures by Dossie Easton & Janet Hardy

Sex at Dawn: How We Mate, Why We Stray, and What It Means for Modern Relationships by Christopher Ryan and Cacilda Jetha

Polyamory: The New Love Without Limits by Dr. Deborah Anapol

Polyamory in the 21st Century: Love and Intimacy with Multiple Partners by Deborah M. Anapol

Loving More: The Polyfidelity Primer by Ryann Nearing

Lesbian Polyfidelity by Celeste West

The Lesbian Polyamory Reader: Open Relationships, Non-Monogamy, and Casual Sex edited by Marcia Munson & Judith P. Stelbourn, PhD

Open Marriage by Nena and George O’neill (1972)

Survivors of an Open Marriage by Jennifer Gates

Redefining Our Relationships: Guidelines for Responsible Open Relationships by Wendy-O Matik

The New Intimacy: Open-Ended Marriage and Alternative Lifestyles by Ronald Mazur

Spiritual Polyamory by Mystic Life

Pagan Polyamory by Raven Kaldera

Polyamory: Roadmaps for the Clueless & Hopeful by Anthony D. Ravenscroft

Open: Love, Sex & Life in an Open Marriage by Jenny Block

Polyamory Handbook by Peter J. Benson