This web version of "i DREAM therefore i AM" is derived from a paper
presented at the second Health in
Difference Conference, held in Melbourne in January 1998 to
examine body-image issues amongst the transgendered and to help the
health workers present to understand what it feels like to be
The original "i DREAM therefore i AM" consisted of prose,
poetry, and about 300 slides and had a duration of about 30 minutes.
I have performed "i DREAM therefore i AM" many times; mainly as a
training piece for legal and health professionals such as the
Victorian Aids Council, Gay and Lesbian Switchboard and the Equal
Opportunity Commission of Victoria. And in October 1999 I performed it
to a general audience in the Melbourne Fringe Festival under the
auspices of `Hares and Hyenas Bookshop'. This group of readings
received the Festivals' prize for literature.