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Trans Mission

Trans Mission

My Quest to a Beard

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 teen.

I guess we should start at the beginning. I was born on November 2nd, 1995. The doctors in the hospital took one look at my genitals and slapped an F on my birth certificate. ‘F’ for female, not fail–though that would actually have been kind of appropriate given present circumstances.

When I was fifteen, I realized I was a transgender man. That makes it sound like I had some kind of lightbulb moment. In reality, coming to grips with my identity has taken a long time.

Over the last six years, I’ve come out to my family and friends, changed my name, battled the healthcare system, started taking male hormones and have had surgery on my chest. My quest to a beard is almost complete. This is my story.

Accessible and emotional, Trans Mission fills a gap in nonfiction about and for transgender teens.
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Genre: Teen & Young Adult / Young Adult Nonfiction / Biography & Autobiography

On Sale: May 14th 2019

Price: $17.99 / $23.49 (CAD)

Page Count: 304

ISBN-13: 9780316529037

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"Must read."—NME
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"The writing is lively and personal. The advice given is not preachy but rather practical and down-to-earth."—The School Librarian
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