F2m:the boy within Extract
Tick the box. M or F.
Male or Female are the only options 'ordinary' people know about. M for Male. F for Female.
You're one or the other. But what if you're not?
Like me. As I'm finding out...
All adolescents face the quest for identity, but gender change complicates 'coming of age'. A seriously BIG decision and yet a fact that sometimes the person inside and outside do not match. School-leaver Skye plays guitar in her all-girl 'Chronic Cramps" band. Making her name in the punk scene is easier than FTM (female to male) transitioning: from Skye to Finn, from girl to man. Gran's loved sibling Al was also Alberta. Trans gender identity is more than injections and surgery, it's about acceptance. Tips from the ftm online support group & counselling help. Going public, Finn sings ftm lyrics on TV., But Finn also has to face the ex-school bullies at the reunion.
With help from bemused mates and family who don't want to lose a daughter, but who love their teenager, Finn is transitioning
'Compassionate, candid and funny 'coming of age' via punk music and family history genetic clues'
International first: female to male gender transition YA fiction co-written by a trans author..