Alex Iantaffi

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Alex Iantaffi
Pronouns they/them[1]
Gender identity nonbinary genderqueer transmasculine[2]


Alex Iantaffi is a writer, educator, and therapist. They are the author of Gender Trauma: Healing Cultural, Social, and Historical Gendered Trauma. They have also co-authored the books How to Understand Your Gender: A Practical Guide for Exploring Who You Are, Life Isn't Binary: On Being Both, Beyond, and In-Between, and Hell Yeah Self-Care; a trauma-informed workbook, with Meg-John Barker. They are also the host of the Gender Stories podcast, and are the former editor-in-chief for Journal of Sexual and Relationship Therapy (2007 - 2018).[3] [4] [5]

They grew up in Rome, Italy, and started going by the name "Alex" at the age of 14, inspired by the gender nonconforming character in Flashdance. In their twenties, while living in England, they were briefly married to an abusive husband, then divorced him and came out as bisexual, later coming out as a dyke for a brief period, before returning to identifying as bisexual. In their late twenties, upon attending a BiCon for the first time, they met a broad range of trans, gender nonconforming, and genderfluid people. By their early thirties, Alex was out to a few people as genderqueer and genderfluid. Alex obtained their Ph.D. in 1999, and moved to the United States in 2008, where they became very involved with the trans community.[2]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Twitter bio accessed 17 July 2020
  2. 2.0 2.1 Jenkins, Andrea (2015). "Interview with Alex Iantaffi". Digital Transgender Archive. Retrieved 26 May 2020.
  3. PhD, Alessandra Iantaffi MSc; MRCPsych, Walter Pierre Bouman MSc (2007-11-01). "Moving forward". Sexual and Relationship Therapy. 22 (4): 387–387. doi:10.1080/14681990701665936. ISSN 1468-1994.
  4. "I say goodbye, you say hello…". Sexual and Relationship Therapy. 33 (3): 247–248. 2018-07-03. doi:10.1080/14681994.2018.1495813. ISSN 1468-1994.
  5. "EP58: Gender, Sexuality, and Mental Health – A Conversation with Alex Iantaffi". The Thoughtful Counselor. 12 October 2017. Retrieved 17 July 2020.