Brigit Byron Coons always knew she would be an artist, from her early beginnings in Detroit to her cross-country adventure that ended in San Francisco, where she found her voice. In 2012, she began transition to live full time as female—a psychological, emotional, and physical transformation as her truest gender identity was finally brought to light.
In My Own Seasons, Brigit brings together twenty-four poems that transcribe the artist’s struggles and triumphs over fear, painful doubt, and self-denial. In “Do You Know What It Is Like,” Brigit portrays her own years of hiding behind an identity that she was born to but was not her own. Then, in “Divas Door,” she sings the praises of freedom found in embracing one’s own truth.
Brigit finds joy in self-expression, no longer afraid of being her sincerest self. She speaks of the beautiful woman who has always lain dormant inside, waiting to spring forth. She gives herself permission to be fully alive. Her words are a celebration, but more than that, they carry weight. Never give up on your cherished dreams, and bravely live the life you desire—from your heart.