Books to Study in The New Year

Gender Confirmation Surgery Glendale, CAOften, transgender people have known that they’re in the wrong body since a young age. Some people even report understanding they were assigned the wrong gender when they were five years old. That being said, waiting a long time to transition can feel like a long time. And, learning more about yourself and your peers may feel like an insurmountable task. Thankfully, you get to know yourself better every day. But some books and films may help you understand what you’re going through even better. Keep reading for a list of books you may want to study in the New Year.

Sexual Metamorphosis: An Anthology of Transsexual Memoirs

Edited by Jonathan Ames

This anthology edited by Jonathan Ames provides us the personal narratives of transgender men and women. We meet people from all sorts of backgrounds and learn a little more with each story. This is a good way to learn about transgender issues and a little more about transgender life.

The Riddle of Gender: Science, Activism, and Transgender Rights

Deborah Rudacille

This book is a little more dense, ads it examines issues of gender identity from numerous angles including historical, sociological, psychological, and medical.

Gender Outlaw: On Men, Women, and the Rest of Us

Kate Bornstein

Tired of looking at the world through a dualistic lens? This book explores gender, identity, and what it means to be neither really male or female.

Man Alive

Thomas McBee

This memoir follows along as the author explores masculinity and examines it as he transitions from female to male.

If you’re ready to explore the world of transgender life through memoir, fiction, or history, there are so many more options for you to consider. A quick internet search can lead to an overwhelming list! Let 2019 be the year we learn more about ourselves and the people we thought we knew better. Maybe this is the year to start a book club and explore each of these wonderful titles!

If you’re interested in learning more, or want to discuss transgender options that will suit you, give us a call to schedule a consultation.

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