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free read Trans/Portraits: Voices from Transgender Communities 109 ✓ A fascinating collective memoir of the lives and experiences of transgender people in their own voicesAlthough transgender people are increasingly represented in academic studies and popular culture they rarely have the opportunity to add their own voicesSonal stories of discrimination love and community these touching accounts of gender transition shed light on the uncharted territories that lie beyond the gender binary Despite encounters with familial rejection drug addiction and medical malpractice each account is imbued with optimism and humor providing a thoughtful look at the daily joys and struggles of transgender life. TransPortraits is very accessible to anyone wanting a clearer understanding of what it means to be transgendered and why a better understanding should matter to the rest of us The author hasn’t answered all of my uestions how could he condensing responses from 34 uniue individuals to 194 pages of text but he’s made me aware of the fact that often the professionals that these folks turn to can often be as uneducated and discriminatory as the general public that not all of us are lucky enough to be born into the right body that gender and sexuality are not the same that you can be trans without ever having surgery that the partner you have prior to your transition may still be your partner after and much The book will increase your vocabulary and empathy while confirming your own uniueness I may still ask an inappropriate uestion the next time I meet a transgendered person but I hope that I give it some thought first

Trans Portraits Voices from Transgender CommunitiesSonal stories of discrimination love and community these touching accounts of gender transition shed light on the uncharted territories that lie beyond the gender binary Despite encounters with familial rejection drug addiction and medical malpractice each account is imbued with optimism and humor providing a thoughtful look at the daily joys and struggles of transgender life. TransPortraits is very accessible to anyone wanting a clearer understanding of what it means to be transgendered and why a better understanding should matter to the rest of us The author hasn’t answered all of my uestions how could he condensing responses from 34 uniue individuals to 194 pages of text but he’s made me aware of the fact that often the professionals that these folks turn to can often be as uneducated and discriminatory as the general public that not all of us are lucky enough to be born into the right body that gender and sexuality are not the same that you can be trans without ever having surgery that the partner you have prior to your transition may still be your partner after and much The book will increase your vocabulary and empathy while confirming your own uniueness I may still ask an inappropriate uestion the next time I meet a transgendered person but I hope that I give it some thought first

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Trans/Portraits: Voices from Transgender Communities ´ A fascinating collective memoir of the lives and experiences of transgender people in their own voicesAlthough transgender people are increasingly represented in academic studies and popular culture they rarely have the opportunity to add their own voices to the conversation In this remarkable book Jackson Shultz records the stories of than thirty Americans who identify as tr. Nothing educates like stories; apparently human beings are wired for the narrative Jackson Wright Shultz scholar activist teacher and writer knows this His book TransPortraits Voices from the Transgender Communities just published by Dartmouth College Press contains the words of thirty four transgender people They talk in real people rather than academic style about their transition experiences in small towns and big cities the need for not “going it alone” and how race and class may make a difference In the final chapter called Accidental Activists they recount the many ways they try to advocate including protests mentoring a young person or insisting on rights and respect in their workplacesIt is the stories however that will stick They are poignant and powerful They come from transgender men women people who have declined to call themselves either gardeners soldiers nurses police officers and ministersShultz’s dedication page reads “For Those Whose Truths Haven’t Yet Been Told” With this book at least some of those truths have beenThis is an excerpt from my review for ArtfulEdge You can read at download ´ E-book, or Kindle E-pub  Jackson Wright Shultz

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Jackson Wright Shultz  9 download Ansgender They range in age from 15 to 72; come from twenty five different states and a wide array of racial religious and socioeconomic backgrounds; and identify across a vast spectrum of genders and sexualitiesGiving voice to a diverse group of individuals the book raises uestions about gender acceptance and unconditional love From historical descriptions of activism to per. When I first began this book I had a general knowledge of the transgender community I was taught the basics of what is to be transgender in college and I knew few transgender people in college Now that I am teaching I am having and experiences with transgender people all around including some I'm very close with so I knew I needed to become informedThis helped teach me so much the glossary of terms alone did than any of my college courses taught me when it comes to the transgender community This book helped humanize the struggles of transgender people to me in a way I simply had not been exposed to before I always had an idea that there was discrimination and hardship but hearing it from the voices of people who have lived it truly made it real for me The most shocking revelation in the book to me came from where a lot of this hardship tends to come from I had assumed that most of it comes from bigots sexists and overall bad people The typical person you would assume would be the one who would commit violence against an transgender person And while there is plenty of that I found that there is another source from within the LGBT community itself The book made it abundantly clear that while to the general public the LGBT community is under one flag when one looks closer there are fragments Specifically that the T section of this community tends to be marginalized and hated upon from within the community itself It's uite unbelievable to me that in a world where it is a struggle for fellow humans to just live their lives in communities that are already uite discriminated against that there is still room for yet hatred and discrimination And not only that it doesn't end there Regardless the book's overall message is that while there is so much negativity and struggle there is hope for all transgender people The book chronicles people who transitioned many years ago and those who are still transitioning and are young today and that plays into the overall narrative of the book from the early years to today While there are still protests fights to wage minds to change and people to help each year and decade we are getting closer to a time when being transgender will no longer be seen as something that is harmful or unusual just something that is