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Trans mission : my quest to a beard /

by Bertie, Alex [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2019.Edition: First U.S. edition.Description: 296 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.ISBN: 9780316529037; 0316529036.Other title: Transmission : my quest to a beard.Subject(s): Bertie, Alex, 1995- | Bertie, Alex, 1995- | Transgender people -- Great Britain -- Biography -- Juvenile literature | Transgender youth -- Great Britain -- Biography -- Juvenile literature | Transgender people -- Identity -- Juvenile literature | SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General | Transgender people -- Biography | Transgender youth -- Biography | Young adult nonfiction | Biographies | Biography | Juvenile works
Contents:
Let's get some things straight -- Childhood -- Becoming a teen -- Puberty & self-hate -- The big chop -- Dealing with bullies -- Getting help -- Chest binding -- Coming out to my family -- Hello! My name is ... -- Being stealth at college -- Youth group support -- Starting my physical transition -- Hormone treatment -- Top surgery -- Bottom surgery -- Dating as trans -- Sex & intimacy -- Making videos -- Job hunting -- Our place in the world -- A message from my mum -- Accepting trans people -- The other side.
Summary: "A brave firsthand account of author Alex Bertie's life, struggles, and victories as a transgender teen, and a guide for transitioning teens"-- Provided by publisher.Summary: Bertie recounts his life, struggles, and victories as a young trans man. Along the way, he provides readers with accessible explanations of gender, sexuality, and transitions. He explores without judgment how complicated all these things can be, and how many equally authentic ways there are to live as yourself and find happiness. -- adapted from jacketSummary: "We are so strong. We fight to be ourselves. This is the real stuff--the information you won't find on TV shows or in news articles about trans people. The emotions, the practicalities, the self-doubt...the stuff they can't cram into sixty minutes and that doesn't create a provocative headline. Before he became known for his YouTube videos, Alex Bertie was an isolated, often-afraid transgender teenager looking for answers. In this revolutionary memoir and valuable resource, Alex recounts his life, struggles, and victories as a young trans man. Along the way, he provides readers with accessible, highly researched explanations of gender, sexuality, and transitions of all kinds. He explores without judgment how complicated identities can be, and how many equally authentic ways there are to be yourself and find happiness. With clarity and compassion, Alex writes as a supportive older brother for transitioning teens, their allies, their parents, and anyone looking to better understand others--and themselves."--Dust jacket.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

A brave first-hand account of online personality Alex Bertie's life, struggles, and victories as a transgender teen, as well as a groundbreaking guide for transitioning teens. <br> Long before he became known for his YouTube videos, Alex Bertie was an isolated, often-afraid transgender teenager looking for answers. In this revolutionary memoir and valuable resource, Alex recounts his life, struggles, and victories as a young trans man. Along the way, he provides readers with accessible, highly researched explanations of gender, sexuality, and transitions. He explores without judgment how complicated all these things can be, and how many equally authentic ways there are to live as yourself and find happiness.<br> <br> It can be hard for questioning teens to believe in a brighter future, let alone find any sense of community. Here, with clarity and compassion, Alex writes as a supportive older brother for transitioning teens, their allies, their parents, and anyone looking to better understand others -- and themselves.

"Originally published in 2017 by Wren & Rook in Great Britain"--Title verso.

"A brave firsthand account of author Alex Bertie's life, struggles, and victories as a transgender teen, and a guide for transitioning teens"-- Provided by publisher.

Bertie recounts his life, struggles, and victories as a young trans man. Along the way, he provides readers with accessible explanations of gender, sexuality, and transitions. He explores without judgment how complicated all these things can be, and how many equally authentic ways there are to live as yourself and find happiness. -- adapted from jacket

"We are so strong. We fight to be ourselves. This is the real stuff--the information you won't find on TV shows or in news articles about trans people. The emotions, the practicalities, the self-doubt...the stuff they can't cram into sixty minutes and that doesn't create a provocative headline. Before he became known for his YouTube videos, Alex Bertie was an isolated, often-afraid transgender teenager looking for answers. In this revolutionary memoir and valuable resource, Alex recounts his life, struggles, and victories as a young trans man. Along the way, he provides readers with accessible, highly researched explanations of gender, sexuality, and transitions of all kinds. He explores without judgment how complicated identities can be, and how many equally authentic ways there are to be yourself and find happiness. With clarity and compassion, Alex writes as a supportive older brother for transitioning teens, their allies, their parents, and anyone looking to better understand others--and themselves."--Dust jacket.

Ages 12 and up.

Let's get some things straight -- Childhood -- Becoming a teen -- Puberty & self-hate -- The big chop -- Dealing with bullies -- Getting help -- Chest binding -- Coming out to my family -- Hello! My name is ... -- Being stealth at college -- Youth group support -- Starting my physical transition -- Hormone treatment -- Top surgery -- Bottom surgery -- Dating as trans -- Sex & intimacy -- Making videos -- Job hunting -- Our place in the world -- A message from my mum -- Accepting trans people -- The other side.

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Prologue (p. 1)
  • Introduction (p. 3)
  • 1 Let's Get Some Things Straight (p. 8)
  • 2 Childhood (p. 14)
  • 3 Becoming a Teen (p. 28)
  • 4 Puberty & Self-Hate (p. 40)
  • 5 The Big Chop (p. 52)
  • 6 Dealing with Bullies (p. 64)
  • 7 Getting Help (p. 74)
  • 8 Chest Binding (p. 82)
  • 9 Coming Out to My Family (p. 92)
  • 10 Hello! My Name Is... (p. 120)
  • 11 Being Stealth at College (p. 130)
  • 12 Youth Group Support (p. 138)
  • 13 Starting My Physical Transition (p. 146)
  • 14 Hormone Treatment (p. 160)
  • 15 Top Surgery (p. 176)
  • 16 Bottom Surgery (p. 196)
  • 17 Dating as Trans (p. 204)
  • 18 Sex & Intimacy (p. 218)
  • 19 Making Videos (p. 230)
  • 20 Job Hunting (p. 246)
  • 21 Our Place in the World (p. 254)
  • 22 A Message from My Mum (p. 262)
  • 23 Accepting Trans People (p. 282)
  • 24 The Other Side (p. 288)
  • Glossary (p. 292)
  • Resources (p. 296)

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