TRUNKY (transgender junky)

Sam Peterson’s dealt with a lot: a lifetime of addictions, and an early realization of gender dysphoria (without having the vocabulary to express it). Sam shares his brutal and witty memoir of hard-won battles in TRUNKY (Transgender Junky): A Memoir of Institutionalization & Southern Hospitality. TRUNKY focuses on his detox in Butner, North Carolina’s industrial rehab complex, among a diverse group of dopers, white supremacists, athletes, and criminals, navigating the harsh world of institutional masculinity.