First Year Out

Author: Sabrina Symington
Publisher: Singing Dragon
ISBN: 9780857013033
Release Date: 2017-12-19
Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels

From laser hair removal and coming out to her parents, through to dating, voice training and gender reassignment surgery, this intimate and witty graphic novel follows the character of Lily as she transitions to living as her true, female self. Providing support and guidance on a range of issues such as hormones, medical procedures and relationships, the story traces the everyday thoughts, emotions and struggles many trans and non-binary people face and seeks to empower those who are starting to question their gender as well as promoting wider discussion about the complexities of gender and identity. Based on the author's own experiences as a trans woman, this honest and powerful work is a testament to being who you are and a celebration of gender diversity.

First Year Out

Author: Sabrina Symington
Publisher: Singing Dragon
ISBN: 1785922580
Release Date: 2017-12-19

This intimate and striking graphic novel follows transgender woman Lily, as she transitions to her true self. Depicting her experiences from coming out right through to gender reassignment surgery, Lily's story provides vital advice on the social, emotional and medical aspects of transitioning and will empower anyone questioning their gender.

Straight Expectations

Author: Peggy Cryden, LMFT
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9781784505370
Release Date: 2017-05-18
Genre: Social Science

Ever since they were young, Peggy Cryden noticed her children's gender expression did not correspond with society's expectations of their biological gender. In this moving and honest memoir, Peggy details the experiences and challenges of raising both a gay son and a gay, transgender son and shares her family's journey of adversity and growth, which has helped inform her work as a psychotherapist. Beginning with her own unconventional upbringing and personal relationships, the second half of the book follows her children from birth to adulthood and through their numerous experiences including coming out, depression, hate crime, relationships, school and various aspects to do with transitioning (legal, physical, medical, social) as well as their appearances in the media as a family. This book is insightful, charming and thought-provoking, and through levity and humour, offers a positive approach to parenting outside of convention.

Transitions of the Heart

Author: Rachel Pepper
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781573448017
Release Date: 2012-05-01
Genre: Family & Relationships

Transitions of the Heart is the first collection to ever invite mothers of transgender and gender variant children of all ages to tell their own stories about their child’s gender transition. Often “transitioning” socially and emotionally alongside their child but rarely given a voice in the experience, mothers hold the key to familial and societal understanding of gender difference. Sharing stories of love, struggle, and acceptance, this collection of mother's voices, representing a diversity of backgrounds and sexual orientations, affirms the experience of those who have raised and are currently raising transgender and gender variant children between the ages of 5-50. Edited by Rachel Pepper, a gender specialist and co-author of the acclaimed book The Transgender Child, Transitions of the Heart will prove an invaluable resource for parents coming to terms with a child’s gender variance or transition.

Post Grad

Author: Caroline Kitchener
Publisher: Ecco
ISBN: 0062429515
Release Date: 2018-04-17
Genre: Social Science

“Intimate, compulsively readable and even occasionally shocking.” — Chicago Tribune “The creativity and courage at the foundation of these stories is worth a thousand hours of counseling in any college career office.” — Melissa Harris-Perry, author of Sister Citizen An honest and deeply reported account of five women and the opportunities and frustrations they face in the year following their graduation from an elite university When she graduated from Princeton in the spring of 2014, Caroline Kitchener began shadowing four of her female classmates, interviewing them as they started to navigate the murky waters of post-collegiate life. Weaving together her own experience as a writer with that of these other women— a documentarian, a singer, a programmer, and an aspiring doctor—Kitchener delves deeply into what is offered to a female college graduate, and how the world perceives them. The five confront challenges ranging from parental estrangement to mental illness, financial anxiety and heartbreak, all the while tackling their nascent careers and forging their own paths forward. Writing with the fervor of a journalist, the rigor of a sociologist, and the nuance and empathy of a skilled memoirist, Kitchener has crafted a brilliant work of reportage replete with vibrant, human characters. Both a broad and an intensely individual exploration, Post Grad is an account of the generation people can’t stop talking about, from one of its own.

Early American Cinema in Transition

Author: Charlie Keil
Publisher: University of Wisconsin Pres
ISBN: 9780299173630
Release Date: 2001-12-10
Genre: Performing Arts

The period 1907–1913 marks a crucial transitional moment in American cinema. As moving picture shows changed from mere novelty to an increasingly popular entertainment, fledgling studios responded with longer running times and more complex storytelling. A growing trade press and changing production procedures also influenced filmmaking. In Early American Cinema in Transition, Charlie Keil looks at a broad cross-section of fiction films to examine the formal changes in cinema of this period and the ways that filmmakers developed narrative techniques to suit the fifteen-minute, one-reel format. Keil outlines the kinds of narratives that proved most suitable for a single reel’s duration, the particular demands that time and space exerted on this early form of film narration, and the ways filmmakers employed the unique features of a primarily visual medium to craft stories that would appeal to an audience numbering in the millions. He underscores his analysis with a detailed look at six films: The Boy Detective; The Forgotten Watch; Rose O’Salem-Town; Cupid’s Monkey Wrench; Belle Boyd, A Confederate Spy; and Suspense.

Women and Transition

Author: Linda Rossetti
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 1137476540
Release Date: 2015-11-03
Genre: Business & Economics

Have you ever experienced a job loss, an empty nest, menopause, childbirth, marriage, divorce, infertility, retirement, a career change, a geographic move, a change in health status or other similarly weighty life event? Each one can begin a transition, a unique opportunity to realign your life, nourish the person you are, and live the life you imagine. This book helps readers understand transition and presents a unique step-by-step roadmap every woman can use to make transition positive, optimistic and approachable throughout her life. Even with a Harvard MBA and a track record of great success behind her, author Linda Rossetti faced a wrenching transition after realizing the career path she had spent years building was no longer suitable or sustainable. She was in her mid-forties, a senior executive at a Fortune 500 Company with countless hours logged in conference rooms, hotel rooms and on airplanes, when both her family and professional life began to unravel. She sought out change – like many women - a new job, less travel, more time at home, but quickly realized this was not the answer. Rossetti's transition story coupled with the frustration felt by millions of women with similar experiences set Rossetti on a course to search for answers. Rossetti found the answers in the transition experiences of hundreds of women whom she interviewed over three years. WOMEN & TRANSITION was born out of those conversations. The story is told in the author's own voice and the voices of many of these women who shared their heartfelt transition stories with her. WOMEN & TRANSITION defines transition, introduces a toolkit for transitioning, and delivers a roadmap for women from all walks of life to take the next steps on their own journey. Woven throughout this valuable transition blueprint are real - human - stories that constantly inspire and remind us that we are not alone in this journey. WOMEN & TRANSITION is a chronicle of modern day women's experience and an irreplaceable guide that will help women of all ages. This book was created for women to take on transition and to find a path that opens opportunity. For more information please go to There you will find tools, resources and interviews to help you navigate your own transition.

Super Late Bloomer

Author: Julia Kaye
ISBN: 1449489621
Release Date: 2018-05
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

A highly personal collection documenting the early months of artist Julia Kaye's gender transition. Instead of a traditional written diary, Julia Kaye has always turned to art as a means of self-reflection. So when she began her gender transition in 2016, she decided to use her popular webcomic, Up and Out, to process her journey and help others with similar struggles realize they weren't alone. Julia's poignant, relatable comics honestly depict her personal ups and downs while dealing with the various issues involved in transitioning--from struggling with self-acceptance and challenging societal expectations, to moments of self-love and joy. Super Late Bloomer both educates and inspires, as Julia faces her difficulties head-on and commits to being wholly, authentically who she was always meant to be.

The Big Book of Bisexual Trials and Errors

Author: Elizabeth Beier
Publisher: Northwest Press
ISBN: 9781943890422
Release Date: 2017-11-21
Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels

p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial} Elizabeth Beier chronicles true-life romantic tales as she breaks up with a long-term boyfriend and navigates a brave new world: dating women. Beier tackles the complexities of sexuality and self image with a conversational and immediate art style and stories anyone who’s ever struggled with dating can relate to.

Rethinking Normal

Author: Katie Rain Hill
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781481418232
Release Date: 2014-09-30
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

A personal account by a college student who endured years of bullying and disapprobation describes how after numerous failed therapies she accepted her transgender status and began learning how to be a girl while pursuing surgical gender reassignment. A first book.


Author: Chaz Bono
Publisher: Dutton Adult
ISBN: 0525952144
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

The adult child of Sonny Bono and Cher tells the story of the long road to discover the gender he truly identified with and his life-changing decision to have a sex-change operation.

The First Year Out

Author: Tim Clydesdale
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226110677
Release Date: 2008-09-15
Genre: Social Science

Wild parties, late nights, and lots of sex, drugs, and alcohol. Many assume these are the things that define an American teenager’s first year after high school. But the reality is really quite different. As Tim Clydesdale reports in The First Year Out, teenagers generally manage the increased responsibilities of everyday life immediately after graduation effectively. But, like many good things, this comes at a cost. Tracking the daily lives of fifty young people making the transition to life after high school, Clydesdale reveals how teens settle into manageable patterns of substance use and sexual activity; how they meet the requirements of postsecondary education; and how they cope with new financial expectations. Most of them, we learn, handle the changes well because they make a priority of everyday life. But Clydesdale finds that teens also stow away their identities—religious, racial, political, or otherwise—during this period in exchange for acceptance into mainstream culture. This results in the absence of a long-range purpose for their lives and imposes limits on their desire to understand national politics and global issues, sometimes even affecting the ability to reconstruct their lives when tragedies occur. The First Year Out is an invaluable resource for anyone caught up in the storm and stress of working with these young adults.

American Transgirl

Author: Faith DaBrooke
ISBN: 1973358530
Release Date: 2017-11-22

Matt has spent his whole life wishing he could be a girl. As a high school student in suburban Georgia during the Nineties, he is able to take his first steps towards figuring out who he really is when he starts at a new school and meets Michelle. With his new friend by his side, Matt begins exploring local gay bars and discovering more about his own transgender feelings. Life gets even more confusing when he moves to New York and falls for Erin, a struggling artist and lesbian. Matt must decide if an ordinary life as a normal guy could work, or if his whole life has been leading toward transition. American Transgirl is a funny, heartfelt story that explores the confusion, dysphoria, longing, and curiosity felt by transgender people as they struggle to figure out who they are, where they fit in the world, and who will accept them as they are. Transition is, ultimately, only one part of a larger life filled with the search for acceptance, fulfillment, love, and a place to call home.Author Faith DaBrooke is a transgender woman whose podcast, The Gender Rebels, is heard by thousands each week.

Essentials of Transition Planning

Author: Paul Wehman
Publisher: Brookes Pub
ISBN: 1598570986
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Education

An invaluable one-stop guide to well-crafted transition plans, this book is a must for anyone supporting young people with disabilities as they cross the bridge to adulthood. Includes ready-to-use checklists and tools and practical, research-based guidanc