Auckland Libraries: Following their journey

Following their journey

To celebrate Pride 2019, read these brave, insightful and incredible stories from trans women and men from around the world.

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Trans voices

Declan Henry

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Drawing on over one hundred interviews with individuals, this book is a compilation of the voices of those who have decided to undergo transition - both male-to-female and female-to-male.

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To my trans sisters

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A collection of letters written by successful trans women sharing the lessons they've learned on their journeys to womanhood, celebrating their achievements, and empowering the next generation to become who they really are.

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A life in trans activism

author Rēvati

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Following Revathi's powerful memoir, The Truth About Me, this new book charts her remarkable journey from relative obscurity to becoming India's leading spokesperson for transgender rights and an inspiration to thousands.

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Change for the better

Georgina Beyer

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George Bertrand was born in 1957, an ordinary boy who was to become an extraordinary woman. This book follows Georgina's time working in the sex industry in the 70s-80s, a brutal rape in Sydney and her liberation by a sex change operation in 1984.

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First lady

Alison Mau

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Liz Roberts is the first person to undergo a full surgical sex change in NZ. This inspirational memoir tells the story of how, with the help of medical specialists working in previously uncharted territory, she fought to live life as a woman.

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Trans like me

C. N. Lester

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Trans Like Me shows us how we are all defined by ideas of gender, whether we live our lives as he, she or they, and how we can strive for authenticity in a world which often seeks to limit us by way of labels.

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Not just a tomboy

Caspar J. Baldwin

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With its unflinching portrayal of the vulnerability, confusion, dysphoria, empowerment, peace and joy that are all part of the transition process, Not Just a tomboy truly breaks the mould and provides invaluable support for trans men today.

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Becoming Nicole

Amy Ellis Nutt

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Becoming Nicole chronicles a journey that could have destroyed a family but instead brought them closer together. Ultimately, this is the story of an extraordinary girl who fought for the right to be herself.

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The new girl

Rhyannon Styles

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A heartbreakingly honest telling of her life. Through her catastrophic lows and incredible highs, she paints a glorious technicolour picture of what it's like to be transgender. Rhyannon's story is like nothing you've read before.

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Becoming him

Landa Mabenge

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In this groundbreaking and brutally honest memoir, Landa Mabenge establishes himself as a resounding and inspirational voice for anyone fighting to define themselves on their own terms.

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Redefining realness

Janet Mock

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Mock has gone from covering the red carpet for People.com to advocating for all those who live within the shadows of society. This book offers a bold new perspective on being young, multiracial, economically challenged, and transgender in America.

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Always Anastacia

Anastacia Tomson

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Anastacia has fought hard for her right to live, held back for decades by a body that didn't fit, and an identity that never belonged to her. This memoir calls for a better understanding of trans people and the concepts of sex, gender and identity.

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Where's the mother?

Trevor MacDonald

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As a transgender man in a gay relationship, Trevor has gone through pregnancy, childbirth, and nursing - all while exploring and defending his role as a trans dad. His story conveys the intimate and surprising realities of transgender parenting.

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How I met my son

Yolanda Bogert

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This is the story of Yolanda and her son Kai. As a teenage mum, Yolanda formed a close-knit bond with her child. Now, together, Yolanda and Kai deal with issues of acceptance, religion and tradition in a heart-warming story of love in transition.

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Trans figured

Brian Belovitch

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Imagine experiencing life not as the gender dictated by birth but as one of your own design. In Trans Figured, Brian Belovitch shares his true story of life as a gender outlier and his dramatic journey through the jungle of gender identity.

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