"This is a warm, funny, educational, and very human story... a reminder that we are all just humans trying to be our best. And that, like this book, is a precious thing."
Colin Mochrie, Actor/Comedian/Producer,
"Whose Line Is It Anyway"
Finally, I was revealing my true self to the world; someone I had recognized since the age of four. I confidently declared, "I'm a transgender woman-but a woman just the same."
In nearly an instant I had conquered my lifelong insecurities, fears, and demons by facing them with unapologetic authenticity. I was confidently staring down a societal construct that immersed itself in long-held sexual and gender-related mythology and ignorance. Had I finally overcome the mortal heartache of being a person who to me was anything but natural? Or was I about to be sideswiped by more adversity than I could have ever possibly imagined?
This must-read book will help extricate you from your irrational fears and help you uncover the courage and confidence hidden within you to become your best version-unapologetically you. It will help you discover a new understanding of the world, and yourself, all through the lens of one woman's rebirth into the person she was always meant to be.
|Publisher:||Amber Rose Washington|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.53(d)|
About the Author
producer, public speaker, and advocate for trans girls and women. Although her greatest passion has always been music, writing books has become a very suitable segue into the next chapter of her life.
Amber grew up in Liberty, New York; a small town in the Catskill
Mountains. Her town and region were the inspiration behind the movie, Dirty Dancing. "The Catskills" are well-known by the
Hollywood elite as the place where so many celebrities of the past got their big break. You can experience a glimpse into this region in the Netflix Original series, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.
Her early accomplishments include working in the mid-90s as an arranger and cowriter on an exhibit that brought attention to the children of Africa; most notably, in Ethiopia. After traveling to over
150 countries, this exhibit would find its home in the Smithsonian in Washington, DC.
She had her true introduction into the music business from the late
Ann Ruckert, who was the Vice President of the Board of Governors of the Grammy's and vocal coach to the top names in the industry.
While she wrote many genres of music, it was her smooth jazz that people would come to recognize.
Before coming out, Amber also worked with several members of HBO's, The Sopranos and the movie Goodfellas in the capacity of producer. She has also worked with numerous country music recording artists doing TV and radio voice-overs, stage management,
and live concert introductions.
Amber has always surrounded herself with incredibly successful and influential people, from songwriters and musicians to Hollywood actors and screenwriters.
She attributes her final amassment of courage required to live her life authentically to former President Barack Obama and his positive words and actions toward the transgender community.
Amber currently lives in Florida. She and her team are currently building out her platform which will allow her to bring greater awareness of the diversity of the human condition. This platform will also facilitate innovative and educational speaking engagements and interactive lectures at college universities, pride events, radio,
Internet-based, and TV interviews, as well as regional transgender support group outreach in the United States and beyond.