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thesmall001
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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.

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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 ]

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Ecofem
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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. [Smile] )

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.

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Ecofem
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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 ]

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PandorasBox
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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.

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I second "She's Not There". It was awesome. Also the only one I've read.
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Heather
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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/.

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