John Elizabeth Stintzi interviewed by Daily Xtra
In the interview, John talks about the process of writing trans characters: "I had an idea of writing a story that would enable me to talk about identity and memory, and the instability of both. So I thought that a gender-fluid character would be a good way to talk about that. When I started to write, I was reading a lot of trans books and learning more about the nuances of gender identity, while also thinking about myself and weeding out my own stereotypes and preconceptions of what non-binary people were like. As I was doing that, I ended up finding that there wasn’t as much difference between me and Alani as I thought there was when I started writing."
Vanishing Monuments is the story of Alani, a non-binary photographer who returns home after a long absence to their long-estranged mother now suffering from dementia.
You can read the Xtra interview here.