Not Just a Tomboy
A Trans Masculine Memoir
by Caspar J. Baldwin
While trans masculine experience is often neglected in the media, this memoir captures what life is really like as a trans man today. Caspar Baldwin uses his experiences to open up wider debates about how we impose gender on children, what cis people don't understand about the transition process, and how to thrive as a trans masculine millennial.
Caspar Baldwin grew up in a time when being trans was not widely accepted by society, and though progress has been made since then, trans men are still underrepresented and misunderstood. Grappling with the messy realities of gender expectations while giving a stark and moving account of his own experiences, Baldwin grants a nuanced understanding of what it's like to be a trans boy or man. With its unflinching portrayal of the vulnerability, confusion, dysphoria, empowerment, peace and joy that are all part of the transition process, this provides an invaluable support for trans men and is a memoir that breaks the mold.