Dr. Sarah Peitzmeier: Breathe

Thursday, May 30, 2024 - 6:30pm

Literati is proud to welcome University of Michigan Professor Dr. Sarah Petizmeier in celebration of the release of Breathe: Journeys To Healthy Binding. She'll be joined in conversation by Dr. Sari L. Reisner.  

Breathe by Maia Kobabe and Sarah Peitzmeier, PhD

About the Book: Breathe arose from the need for an evidence-based resource for folks considering chest binding as gender-affirming care. Its original form was a 32-page digital-only 'zine, but Peitzmeier and Kobabe saw potential for reaching a wider audience with an expanded version with more art and more exploration of what the research really shows about binding, designed to be easily readable as a printed book. This is the result.

To create Breathe, Peitzmeier and her research team interviewed many people of different ages and backgrounds about their journeys with binding, and then she and Kobabe combined excerpts from those interviews with evidence-based resources on binding into this extremely accessible book. The result is both a practical resource for trans and nonbinary folks and an engaging and perspective-broadening read for anyone interested in what it means to be on a journey of expressing one's gender in the ways that are joyful, healthy, and affirming.

Dr. Sarah Peitzmeier Ph.D., MSPH (she/her) is a social epidemiologist and assistant professor in the Department of Health Behavior and Biological Sciences at the University of Michigan. Her work focuses on gender-based violence and sexual health, particularly in marginalized populations such as LGBTQ communities.

Dr. Sari L. Reisner, ScD, MA (he/him) is a tenured Associate Professor in the Department of Epidemiology at the University of Michigan School of Public Health. Trained as a social and psychiatric epidemiologist, his research seeks to identify and mitigate health inequities for transgender and gender diverse (trans) populations, particularly in mental health, HIV prevention, and healthcare access and quality. Dr. Reisner’s research utilizes a participatory population perspective to work “with” not “on” trans communities to advance health equity. He has led numerous funded research investigations internationally, has contributed to more than 300 peer-reviewed publications, is a founding Research Associate Editor of the journal Transgender Health, and serves as an elected board member of the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) . He is also a member of the trans community. 

Event address: 
124 E. Washington
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Breathe: Journeys to Healthy Binding By Maia Kobabe, Sarah Peitzmeier, PhD, Maia Kobabe (Illustrator) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593855836
Availability: Usually Available in 2-5 Days
Published: Dutton Books for Young Readers - May 7th, 2024