The Writings of Rachel Pollack
Award-winning writer Rachel
Pollack sometimes describes herself as a "trance-sexual new
woman," a phrase that expresses her vision of transsexuality as a
spiritual path. Her writing has influenced me deeply, and I am grateful
that she has allowed me to present two of her most significant essays
writes eloquently about transsexual spirituality, emphasizing the passion,
power and transcendence of our experience. This article, which appeared
in Issue #9 of TransSisters, is a concise introduction to many
of her ideas.
- Abandonment to
the Body's Desire
- One of the issues Rachel explores in this
important essay is the way genital surgery can allow us to experience our
true selves -- including our androgynous or masculine aspects -- with
authenticity and acceptance. "Abandonment..." was first published
in the Fall 1992 issue of Rites of Passage, the original newsletter
of the New Women's Conference.
© 2011 by Anne A. Lawrence, M.D., Ph.D. All rights reserved.