Présentation de l'éditeur
Being Transgender is not a science or text book on the world of transgender. It is not a book on the medical process, nor is it a book about the brain and whether it is male or female. You will find no percentage rates of ‘this or that’. There are no explanations of all the nuances of LGBTQIA+ or the terms under the umbrella of ‘trans’ OR ‘transgender’.
My book is about my journey; an ordinary person with an extraordinary story. Sometimes the book is funny - not in a belly laugh funny but in a comical way. Sometimes it is sad, to the point that I am pretty certain you will feel like crying. Sometimes it is thought provoking and sometimes I just ramble on about life in general.
The book is pretty much a diary with the first half talking about my life living on the opposite side. The rest of the book talks about the last four years of my transition.
Chapter 101 (purposely named) is a read in itself and shows you just how your moral compass can be tested & affected by your mind-set, others mind-set and all of the curve-balls that life throws at you.
Diversity, equality and inclusion are the cornerstone of my values and I try to portray this throughout the book. I am a member of the LGBT community. I am proud of how the community comes together in times of need but I show another side too. This is a side that highlights the beauty of all-human nature; where complete strangers rise up to become fierce friends.
I have met some wonderful people in my life but I have also met those that would do harm to me and others in the minority communities. I try so hard in life to judge no-one, though I will explain how I am judged every day of my life. There are people out there who seem unable to treat fellow humans with respect, care and (let’s be honest) appropriately. I will talk about having to go to court and two individuals who were sentenced following such an incident. I will talk about running flat out of money and a suicide attempt.
However it is not all bad. There have been some great times and I would not walk away from being transgender. However I would not wish it on anyone.
You may be reading this and be in staunch opposition to the LGBT community and especially transgender people. That is fine. I would love you to buy my book, have an open mind to reading and understanding my journey. We all have journeys in life, mine is just one. Some of my good friends have breezed through with few (to no) issues, others struggle to even walk out their door. I am in the public eye in so much as I am a retail manager so I see hundreds to thousands of people a day.
Imagine if you will, going to work knowing that you will be laughed at, talked about, insulted behind your back and in some cases, right to your face. Imagine knowing that each day you are going to feel the wrath of someone or their ridiculing of you simply because of who you are. I feel that anyone in the minority communities (whether race, religion, creed, sexuality, disability or gender) will know what I mean. I am highly visible on social media, especially Linkedin as well as 3 TV appearances on game shows so I do tend to put myself out there.
If you decide to buy my book I thank you with all my heart.
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