Trans Mission: My Quest to a Beard

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Trans Mission: My Quest to a Beard

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A brave firsthand account of online personality Alex Bertie's life, struggles, and victories as a transgender teen, as well as a groundbreaking guide for transitioning teens.
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.

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.

Alex Bertie is a transgender YouTuber from rural Dorset. While still attending school at just 14, he started making videos on sexuality and gender identity, and continues to do so today with weekly uploads that reach around 330,000 subscribers. His work has been picked up by organizations such as Childline and Stonewall, and has been recognized by the Independent, YouTube magazine TenEighty, and trans publication FTM Magazine.

ISBN: 9780316490320

ISBN-10: 9780316490320

Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Publication Date: 05/12/2020 - 12:00am

On Sale: 05/12/2020 - 12:00am

Pages: 304

Language: English

Categories

Young Adult Nonfiction / LGBTQ+

Young Adult Nonfiction / Social Topics / Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance

Young Adult Nonfiction / Social Topics / Dating & Sex

Young Adult Nonfiction / Social Topics / Emotions & Feelings

Young Adult Nonfiction / Social Topics / Prejudice & Racism