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.