For my dissertation, I was interested in the ways people saw gender entering into their experiences with the media, from movies to television, from books to magazines, from games to advertisements.
I heard people talk about engaging with media products they saw as meant for their own gender, and those they saw as meant for the opposite gender. I heard stories of people who found great strength from cross the gender line, and I heard stories of people who felt embarrassed and worried about how they would be seen for crossing this line.
Now I am translating those research interviews into narratives chronicling their experiences crossing the gender line in their own words. All of these stories will be posted at a blog dedicated to them: Crossing the Gender Line.
What follows here is a summary of the method used to collect the interviews and translate them into narratives.