Kate Bornstein is an author, performance artist and playwright. She is perhaps best known for Gender Outlaw: On Men, Women and the Rest of Us. Published in 1995, Gender Outlaw broke all the rules. Part coming-of-age story, part mind-altering manifesto on gender and sexuality, the book continually asked difficult questions about identity, orientation, and desire. Since then, Bornstein has authored several award-winning books in the field of Women and Gender Studies, including My Gender Workbook, and a memoir, A Queer and Present Danger. Hello, Cruel World: 101 Alternative to Suicide for Teens, Freaks, and Other Outlaws made Bornstein an international anti-bullying advocate for marginalized youth, which has earned her two citations of honor from the New York City Council and garnered praise from civil rights groups around the globe. Bornstein’s books are taught in five languages in over 200 colleges and universities around the world.