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Zoë Bossiere

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Zoë Bossiere spent much of their childhood living as a boy in a Tucson, Arizona, trailer park. As they are gender-fluid, their gender identity, presentation, and pronouns continue to evolve. Their debut memoir, Cactus Country, is available now from Abrams Press.

— From May 2024
Essays, Memoirs, & True Stories

White Face, Black Eyes

In the hotter months Cactus Country was less a vacation campground and more a land of lost and wandering souls. Like most everyone else who moved to the park during that time, Dave didn’t know how long he would stay or where he would go next.

May 2024
Essays, Memoirs, & True Stories

The Beetle King

My chest, which was beginning to grow round in the wrong places, had to be hidden under a T-shirt no matter how hot or sweaty I became. Out in the desert I had to squat behind the cover of creosote bushes to pee. At home in my family’s Airstream I was my parents’ youngest daughter, but up in the paloverde I felt like one of the boys.

August 2022
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