Nevo Zisin is a young activist, student, writer and public speaker with a particular focus on issues surrounding gender, sex and sexuality. Assigned female at birth, Nevo has had a complex relationship with gender, transitioning to present as male at the age of 17, undergoing different medical interventions and now identifying outside of a female / male gender binary. They work particularly with children as a youth leader and through running programs and workshops in schools. They are also a contact point in the Jewish community for other children and families confronting issues of gender and sexuality in their own lives. Finding Nevo is their first book.
One of the things that really struck me about Nevo's story was how they challenged the traditional structures of the 'coming of age' story. Usually in these stories, there is a single, central epiphany or conflict that the protagonist experiences or resolves at the climax of the story. But as Nevo...Read more
A review on Finding Nevo (sorry I posted this so late!!)Read more
They say a picture’s worth a thousand words. Visibility and representation are hugely important in the LGBTQIA+ community, so pictures can be powerful tools for fostering greater awareness, understanding and empathy. Throughout Finding Nevo, Nevo and the book’s publishers have decided to include a number of photographs of Nevo and their...Read more
A short brief on what made Finding Nevo so good, and what it was about.Read more
Alrighty, who is ready for some lit chats? Everyone got their copy of Finding Nevo? How are you travelling with it – have you ripped through it or are you taking your time, savoring every page? I read the whole book in only a couple of sittings, I found the flow of...Read more
Hello, welcome, happy new year! We're kicking off 2019 the only way we know how: fat chats about books! That's right, Lit Club is back and better than ever! This month we're reading Finding Nevo by Nevo Zisin, an amazing memoir about gender, finding community, and exploring the intersections in your own identity. Sound...Read more