The publication discusses the “Remaking of Gender and Race in South Africa”. It takes the reader through the apartheid times of South Africa and how the lives of those who lived across or in between the gender binary system were impacted. It also explores how people from different races in South Africa would be treated differently when race and gender and gender expression/ identity intersect with each other. The publication was launched at the District Six museum, which on its own has a rich and layered history. Professor Amanda Lock Swarr had a long-standing history with various LGBTIQ and political activists of South Africa and since 1997 her work and interest have a strong focus on queer, trans and intersex studies in South Africa.
Amanda hosted Liesl and Tebogo in 2008 in Seattle during their trip to present at the Gender Odyssey and at the University of Washington. Throughout the early years of Gender DynamiX, Amanda and Liesl were in ongoing contact. In 2009 Amanda, Sally Gross and Liesl co-published an article, “South African Intersex Activism: Caster Semenya’s Impact and Import” in the Feminist Studies Journal. Amanda made this post on Facebook during the week of the launch of Sex in Transition.