Nina Here Nor There Review Ö 102

Download Û PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ¿ Nick Krieger

Ity Despite herself Nina is drawn to the people she once considered freaks and before long she is forging a path that is neither man nor woman here nor there This candid and humorous memoir of gender awakening brings readers into the world of the next generation of transgender warriors and tells a classic tale of first love and self discover. Stick with it It gets better as it goes Nice to read a trans narrative that is less binary than the stories often told

Read & download Nina Here Nor There

Nina Here Nor ThereHonor Book for the 2012 Stonewall Book Awards in non fiction  The next generation Stone Butch Blues a contemporary memoir of gender awakening and a classic tale of first love and self discoveryAmbitious sporty feminine “capital L lesbians” had been Nina Krieger’s type for friends that is  She hadn’t dated in seven years a period of. Gender's not as black and white as you thinkFor those not as in the know transgender refers to the experience of having been born biologically one sex but identifying mentally and often physically as another This book is eual parts memoir and journey into the world of gender identity from the point of view of Nina Krieger a female born individual who begins exploring her now his gender identity in her late 20s and early 30s eventually coming to the conclusion that she prefers masculine pronouns to feminine and needs to take steps to transition for her own comfort and peace of mind This includes a name change to Nick hence the author's name in the byline I've seen comments about Nick Krieger's privileged background as it relates to his transition in other reviews Perhaps due to my own privileged background I don't see this as much of a negative On the contrary I think Nick addresses privilege including his own well throughout the book and fits it into the story as much as is possible to show where he came from in terms of familial background and where he ultimately ends up by book's endWhere I think this book truly stands out however is the depiction of what some might consider a late term realization of gender identity It brings to light the fact that not all transgender individuals knew they were transgender when they were children either because the social environment in which they were raised wasn't optimal for it or simply as a result of not connecting the dots until later on in life This certainly doesn't invalidate those who know early on but rather gives readers a glimpse of those of us who took time getting defining our identities in terms of gender or who might still be defining them to this dayKrieger's writing style is superb It's difficult for me to really make an impartial judgment call on just how much of an emotional impact his writing is since I personally identified with a lot of what he was going through and have a father I view as very similar in personality to Nick's What I can say is that the scenes in which Nick is trying to level with his father about his own identity only to be met with disbelief and even mild hostility really shook me to my emotional core Part of it is likely my relation to the situation yes I think another part is just how masterfully Nick captured the scenesIn fact the only parts I didn't particularly identify with and as a conseuence didn't find myself really enjoying were the liberal mentions of sex drug use and wealth among Nick's friends and acuaintances Yet I think it's essential that some of those scenes were included because transgender people don't exist in a vacuum They don't always go through their exploration of identity on their own although I do think many readers who don't live in San Francisco's liberal and permissive Castro neighborhood will really be able to relate to the seemingly constant discussions of gender preferred pronouns and ueer and feminist theory that were portrayed uite oftenThere are a small handful of books that depict transgender individuals coming out as teenagers in high school see Luna for male to female and Parrotfish for female to male both fictional but I've seen far fewer books depicting adult gender identity discoveries and coming out stories That's why this book is so incredibly important a piece of literature to add to the ueer section of any bookstore if one of those sections even exists in the first placeUltimately I found this to be a fantastic informative read

Nick Krieger ¿ 2 Free download

Nina Here Nor There Review Ö 102 ☆ Honor Book for the 2012 Stonewall Book Awards in non fiction  The next generation Stone Butch Blues a contemporary memoir of gender awakening and a classic tale of first love and self discoveryAmbitious sporty feminine “capital L lesbians” had been Nina Krieger’s type for friends that is  She hadn’t datNon stop traveling searching for what or avoiding what she didn’t know When she lands in San Francisco’s Castro neighborhood her roommates introduce her to a whole new world full of people who identify as ueer who modify their bodies and blur the line between woman and man who defy everything Nina thought she knew about gender and ident. Very important story for understanding diverse experiences of gender Not well written Very important story