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Member # 28305
posted 08-19-2006 09:47 PM
I like to read transition storys because i find them genuinly interesting and enjoy a good read regardless of what it's about.
I've read the amazing story "Mom i need to be a girl" but the only other one i've read was quite disturbing. (Lots of child molestation etc.) So if anyone has a story or knows where i can read one (or many) please share. *edit* Thanks for all the stories - sorry i haven't replied - i've read most of them and i've passed them on to my friend who's been having some issues. Thanks, Thesmall001 [ 12-15-2006, 04:19 PM: Message edited by: thesmall001 ]
Member # 13388
posted 08-23-2006 03:24 PM
Hi, I can't think of any stories off the top of my head, but I'll ask a friend who did a lot of research on transgender issues a few years back for suggestions. (This might take a few days, because I'm asking via email.)
I heard a talk by Mara Kiesling, Executive Director of the Washington, DC-based National Center for Transgender Equality, about her personal experiences as a transgender woman, including going through the MtF process. (I'm not one with correct phrasing, so please bear with me there. ) I'm sure there are groups in the UK that could lead you in the direction of some stories. The NCTE is more of a political lobbying group, but I'm sure they'd be glad to suggest material if you dropped them an email. Here's their website: http://www.nctequality.org/ And I'll get back to you in a bit after I check with my friend.
Member # 13388
posted 08-23-2006 03:28 PM
Back already, because I think I found exactly what you're looking for. I discovered the website of Lynn Conway a few years ago. She shares her story as well as collects others'.
http://ai.eecs.umich.edu/people/conway/LynnsStory.html http://ai.eecs.umich.edu/people/conway/RetrospectiveT.html http://ai.eecs.umich.edu/people/conway/TSsuccesses/TSsuccesses.html Please let me know if this is ok, or if I should keep looking for you! As an aside, have you read this thread yet? I've found it to be a very interesting discusssion. http://www.scarleteen.com/cgi-bin/forum/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=25;t=000188 [ 08-23-2006, 03:40 PM: Message edited by: Ecofem ]
Member # 30646
posted 09-08-2006 05:43 PM
If you're looking for fiction stories, there's two I know of. One is a book called "Luna: A Novel" by Julie Ann Peters. It deals more with the relationships and acceptance, but you might like it. The other is a webcomic called
Venus Envy. Long-running, and very good. Non-fiction wise, the only one I've actually read is "She's Not There" by Jennifer Finney Boylan. Good read. There's also "Gender Outlaws" by Kate Bornstein, but I haven't read it myself.
Member # 29912
posted 09-18-2006 09:29 AM
I second "She's Not There". It was awesome. Also the only one I've read.
Member # 3
posted 09-19-2006 01:24 PM
Also, the work of Calpernia Adams and Andrea James (two really incredible people: what Calpernia has gotten through is just awe-inspiring) may also be of interest.
You can find out about both of them right here: http://www.deepstealth.com/.