Saturday, February 18, 2017

Janet Mock - Surpassing Certainty: What My Twenties Taught Me

"She is adjusting to her days as a first-generation college student at the University of Hawaii and her nights as a dancer at a club. Finally content in her body, she vacillates between flaunting and concealing herself as she navigates dating and disclosure, sex and intimacy, and most important being truly seen. Under the neon lights of Club Nu, Janet meets Troy, a yeoman stationed at Pearl Harbor Naval Base, who becomes her first. The pleasures and perils of their union serve as a backdrop for Janet’s progression through her early twenties with all the universal growing pains – falling in and out of love, living away from home, and figuring out what she wants to do with her life."

Friday, February 17, 2017

Tess de Carlo - The Kendra Brill Story

"This is a true life story about Kendra Brill. A transgender woman that's advocating for transgender prison reform and equality. Kendra grew up as William in Shenandoah County, VA, but after an incarceration in the Virginia Department of Corrections she was released from prison with a medical diagnosis by the D.O.C. psychiatry department after being evaluated as having gender dysphoria. She's the author of the book: From out of the Ashes a Phoenix Emerge. It's the true journey of her life. It's about the prostitution, the incarceration, the addiction, the grieving, the struggles, the fight for her own life as a Transgender woman, the discrimination and injustices of the Department of Corrections."

Friday, February 10, 2017

Caitlyn Jenner - The Secrets of My Life

"In this remarkable memoir - written with Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Buzz Bissinger during her pivotal first years of rebirth - Caitlyn Jenner reflects on her past as she looks to her future. With poignancy and humour, Caitlyn writes about her confusion growing up, the temporary triumph of the Olympics as Bruce Jenner, and the noose of being endlessly described as the ultimate in manhood. She reveals her sense of shame and deceit she felt as she got older, as she went to great lengths to tell lies to conceal her true self."

Friday, February 3, 2017

Sabine Weigand - Helga: Als es noch keine Worte dafür gab - Mein Weg vom Mann zur Frau

In this moving memoir, Helga F. elaborates on her journey towards womanhood. Recorded by successful author Sabine Weigand, Helga F.'s autobiography shows an extraordinary woman of great inner strength and courage. Born as Hermann, Helga was a 40-year-old father, when she found out that in Casablanca there was a doctor that was able to carry out a gender reassignment surgery. So she did not hesitate ... After the surgery, Helga's second life begins. She learns how it is to be a woman and explores all her dreams.

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Katherine Reilly - The Road to Femininity: A New Life for a New Woman

"The Road to becoming a Woman has never been easy. Even though society has changed over the years, humanity still has a long way to go... Some countries are more accepting, while others are not. This book highlights most of my experience as a transitioning woman living in Greece. A country that does not legally accept transgenders or support LGBT rights for that matter. My advice will help you avoid a lot of mistakes I’ve made in the past and hopefully have an easier time becoming who you are with less heartache. Being who you are is difficult but not impossible. Just stay true to yourself and remember... This is YOUR LIFE!"

Kylie Jones - The Other Woman

"A regular walk along the beach and a simple conversation turns the perfect marriage upside down and starts a ride that continues today. I never believed that my husband would leave me for another woman but when Anne arrived on the scene my husband disappeared and with him our happiness. This isn't your traditional tale of infidelity though; you see, in this story the other woman was a part of our marriage all along. I just didn't know it."

Erin Staley - Laverne Cox (Transgender Pioneers)

"Staley addresses a variety of serious issues through Cox’s experiences, for example, media stereotypes of transgender people, violence against transgender people, and the intersections of race, economic class, and gender. The account of Cox’s childhood struggles will appeal to many young readers. At the same time, there is a lot of celebrity trivia like having an ice cream flavor named for her. And the majority of the illustrations are publicity photos."
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