Everybody’s Trans Memoir

Why Trans Stories That Don’t “Fit the Mold” Are Stories for ALL OF US.

With the cultural rise of trans rights and trans personae, no longer is the trans narrative exotic, esoteric, and unfamiliar.

Yet, there are narratives, and there are narratives. For good or for ill, Caitlyn Jenner’s 2014 coming out cemented in popular culture trans persons’ having grown up in a girl’s/boy’s body, knowing from an early age that they were rather a boy/girl.

the point of a memoir is to tell a very particular journey so that it resonates with EVERYBODY

Binary, Schminary

My One-Size-DOESN’T-Fit-All Memoir

My story is one of those. I’m MtF trans. I’m post-op. I continue HRT. All my legal name-change/other transitions are complete. Here’s the twist: I had no inkling I was trans until I was 54 years old.

Howz that fer not fittin’ the mold?

Given that title, you might think my narrative applies only to late-in-life transitioners.

But the point of a memoir is to tell a very particular journey so that it resonates with EVERYBODY.

The Odder the Better

Narratives pose a puzzle — namely, how did the protagonist get into this situation and how do they get out of it, to a brighter sunrise, and to a present — and future — of hope?

The subtitle of my memoir implies this—A Memoir of the Unknown Trans Person and How A Marriage Survived and Thrives Through It.

Narratives pose a puzzle—namely, how did the protagonist get into this situation and how do they get out of it, to a brighter sunrise, and to a present—and future—of hope? How the narrative shapes out and who it’s about fall into the background because, in reading it, we bring ourselves to the story and live it with the protagonist.

And that’s what my memoir is about. Read it to live it!

To learn more about my trans journey, check out my memoir, How to NOT Know You’re Trans, to be released Valentine’s Day 2020!

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The Transition Transmission

The place to embrace the Triumphs and Tribulations of those…

Bethany Beeler • Author/Artist

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Author of North Street Book Prize Finalist, How to NOT Know You’re Trans., and artist. Her work has been published in The Twinbill.

The Transition Transmission

The place to embrace the Triumphs and Tribulations of those who Transitioned and risked everything to live authentically.

Bethany Beeler • Author/Artist

Written by

Author of North Street Book Prize Finalist, How to NOT Know You’re Trans., and artist. Her work has been published in The Twinbill.

The Transition Transmission

The place to embrace the Triumphs and Tribulations of those who Transitioned and risked everything to live authentically.

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