Genderbound: An Odyssey From Female to Male Blue Beacon Books-Non Fiction
Genderbound: An Odyssey From Female To Male centers on the spiritual and emotional dimensions of a gender transition undertaken between the author’s final year of study at a Massachusetts women’s college and first year of doctoral work in California’s Bay Area. It differs from previously published accounts of gender transition in its intersectionality with queer sexuality, faith, professional self-actualization, recovery from mental illness, and young adult coming-of-age. It is also singular in that it details the incremental changes of transmasculine hormone replacement therapy on a day-to-day basis, providing the reader with a unique perspective of the lived experience of a gender transition. Anyone considering or undergoing gender transition themselves, or anyone else who is curious about the internal reality of hormonal transition, which is often only discernible to others through external changes will find this book interesting. Above all, the memoir highlights the irony, humor, and enduring paradoxes that have surprised, baffled, and empowered the author throughout his transition. Written in a simple and conversational style, Genderbound is a snapshot of a deliciously transgressive life.