This is the deeply personal and witty account of growing up as the kid who never fitted in. Transgender blogger Mia Violet reflects on her life and how at 26 she came to finally realise she was 'trans enough' to be transgender, after years of knowing she was different but without the language to understand why.
From bullying, heartache and a botched coming out attempt, through to counselling, Gender Identity Clinics and acceptance, Mia confronts the ins and outs of transitioning, using her charged personal narrative to explore the most pressing questions in the transgender debate and confront what the media has gotten wrong. An essential read for anyone who has had to fight to be themselves.
Mia Violet is a bisexual trans woman who has been documenting her transition at www.miaviolet.com for over 2 years. She is based in the UK and has written articles for Huffington Post, Bustle, and The F Word.
Introduction. 1. Expectations. 2. Puberty, Part One. 3. Disbelief. 4. Denial. 5. Bargaining. 6. Acceptance (Kind Of...). 7. Acceptance (But For Real This Time). 8. Coming Out. 9. Growing Pains. 10. Home. 11. Work. 12. Puberty, part Two. 13. Homecoming. 14. Reflection. 15. Changes. Conclusion.