The New Normal
After a broad overview of my childhood and adult life in the first two Chapters, the rest of the book focuses on my coming out as transgender and transition from 2011 to 2015.
My story benefits from the privileges of being white and middle class, but tempered by a history of disability and abuse.
Each Chapter has Reflection questions at the end, to help readers apply the issues raised in the Chapter to their lives. Academically, they could be used as the basis for written and/or oral discussion topics.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Praise for The New Normal
Trigger Warnings and Disclaimers
Chapter 1 – My Foundation - Childhood
Chapter 2 – Adulting
Chapter 3 – Breaking Free and Searching for Answers
Chapter 4 – Hello Jennifer!
Chapter 5 – Hormones are Fun!
Chapter 6 – Coming Out
Chapter 7 – Gender Confirmation
Chapter 8 – Name Change
Chapter 9 – Social and Sexual Transition
Chapter 10 – The Future
Appendix A: Terminology
Appendix B: References
Appendix C: 12 Minutes
Appendix D: Coming out letter to my family
Appendix E: Coming out rebuttals
Appendix F: Drugs and Foods to Avoid Pre-surgery
Appendix G: The Federalist letter
The New Normal was written intermittently from June 2016 to January 2019. It contains about 93,000 words, 432 pages, 342 references, and 45 figures and tables.
It is published by The Unbound Press.
ISBN 978-1-916087507 (paperback )
ISBN 978-1-916087514 (ebook)