WOO HOO! This week Lisa Twining Taylor is putting the finishing touches on the cover of my new book 'Womb Man: How I Survived Growing Up in a Booby-Trapped World'.
I've just gone through the manuscript again, adding several chapters, and am so excited to be on the verge of rolling it out to those of you who want to learn more about what it's like growing up transgender in an era that didn't even have a name for it...and why the new era of transparency and celebration offers solutions so that one's outside configuration matches one's mental designation as to who we are when it comes to gender!
ADVANCE PRAISE for
WOMB MAN: How I Survived Growing Up in a Booby-Trapped World
“What I love about Kris Smith's writing is that she is powerful and funny without being mean; compassionate and courageous without asking for a scrap of pity. WOMB-MAN is a fresh, fast read, full of information and rousing emotion.
“This is the transgender life story you want to give your teen and pre-teen, your grandmother, pastor, congressman, barista and school counselor.
“Kris is walking proof that humor and a focus on what we love saves lives.” - Joy Shayne Laughter, Author, Speaker
“Womb Man is an honest and forthright account of one person’s personal life- long journey to discovering who she is. A captivating and compelling story filled with personal anecdotes exploring how Kris came to terms with her gender identity.
“Most of us take our gender for granted—we identify as female or male. Kris’ story bravely gives voice to the complexity of gender assignment and gender identity.
“A must read for everyone, including those who are secure in their own gender identity. Chances are we all know someone who is struggling with this prevalent issue and could use support. A list of informative resources is added at the end to help in further exploring this topic.
“Kudos to Kris for bravely and openly sharing her personal story.” - Lynda Lien M.A. Psychology, B.A. Education
“WELL DONE, KRIS!!!! THE BEST THING YOU HAVE EVER WRITTEN!!!! It’s a powerful and compelling read…and Two-Spirit is a wonderful term.” – Helen Schofield, NZ