Manning Up

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"Man up?! I cannot believe that she--the most revered gender specialist in the Southwest--is gender stereotyping me! I leave her office in a huff. But then I catch myself and think hard for a while... Though I'll never know if this is actually what she me

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Manning Up

Transsexual Men on Finding Brotherhood, Family, and Themselves

Edited by Zander Keig and Mitch Kellaway

"Man up?! I cannot believe that she--the most revered gender specialist in the Southwest--is gender stereotyping me! I leave her office in a huff. But then I catch myself and think hard for a while... Though I'll never know if this is actually what she meant in the moment, I've personally come to see "manning up" as a maturing process. While every person of every gender goes through maturation, I believe it's a particularly unique experience for people in transition..."

So begins Manning Up: Transsexual Men on Finding Brotherhood, Family, and Themselves, a groundbreaking collection of personal narratives by a diverse group of North American transsexual men who span class, ethnicity, ability, and age locations. Award-winning writers and new voices come together to tell their stories of doubt and discovery, invisibility and belonging, isolation and paying wisdom forward.

Manning Up offers readers a fuller image of transition's place within men's larger life pictures, ultimately challenging academic, medical, and bureaucratic narratives of transsexual people and expanding on cultural understandings of masculinity.

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