The true story of trans punk performance art sensation Jayne County's wild and daring life.
'If you stay alive long enough, people eventually catch up'
Born in rural Georgia in 1947, Jayne moved to New York and became part of the 60s art scene surrounding Andy Warhol's Factory. Jayne's story follows the arc of LGBT liberation in the US - she came of age living hand-to-mouth, faced off against police at Stonewall and came out as a trans woman while she was touring Europe with her band. She went everywhere and met everyone and lived to tell the tale.
Man Enough to Be a Woman is the funny, fierce memoir of Jayne's extraordinary journey, now including a new epilogue where she reflects on how the world has (almost) caught up with her.
Jayne County is an American singer, playwright, actress and artist. She was the vocalist of Wayne County & the Electric Chairs and went on to become rock's first openly transgender singer. Her most recent exhibition was Bastet, Goddess of Wet Dreams at the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center in February 2020.
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Gay & Lesbian studies