Womb Man Reviews
“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
“Thank you! This book is beautiful. I am so glad you wrote it, what an honor to read it. Let me know when it comes out in print as I have friends who will want (need) to read it.” – Judi Cooper
"In her book Womb Man Kristine M. Smith's personal reflection provides a vital reminder to individuals who battle with sexual identity crises on a daily basis. The mental and emotional energies that move us through our understanding of life and the social reforms that surround us is well expressed in passages like:
"When you're hiding a secret, feeling ashamed, it's easier to isolate and make your own way in the world, to imagine the world you want and try to build it unilaterally without asking for any help."
"A quick and essential read, Womb Man provides a positive and constructive message---especially for a young generation dealing with today's social networks. It also has an encouraging close. Good job, Kris!” Edward E Smith