Trans Mission: My Quest to a Beard

Trans Mission: My Quest to a Beard

by Alex Bertie

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A brave firsthand account of online personality Alex Bertie's life, struggles, and victories as a transgender teen, as well as a groundbreaking guide for transitioning teens.
Long before he became known for his YouTube videos, Alex Bertie was an isolated, often-afraid transgender teenager looking for answers. In this revolutionary memoir and valuable resource, Alex recounts his life, struggles, and victories as a young trans man. Along the way, he provides readers with accessible, highly researched explanations of gender, sexuality, and transitions. He explores without judgment how complicated all these things can be, and how many equally authentic ways there are to live as yourself and find happiness.

It can be hard for questioning teens to believe in a brighter future, let alone find any sense of community. Here, with clarity and compassion, Alex writes as a supportive older brother for transitioning teens, their allies, their parents, and anyone looking to better understand others -- and themselves.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780316490337
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publication date: 05/14/2019
Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 498,778
File size: 8 MB
Age Range: 14 - 18 Years

About the Author

Alex Bertie is a transgender YouTuber from rural Dorset. While still attending school at just 14, he started making videos on sexuality and gender identity, and continues to do so today with weekly uploads that reach around 330,000 subscribers. His work has been picked up by organizations such as Childline and Stonewall, and has been recognized by the Independent, YouTube magazine TenEighty, and trans publication FTM Magazine.

Table of Contents

Prologue 1

Introduction 3

1 Let's Get Some Things Straight 8

2 Childhood 14

3 Becoming a Teen 28

4 Puberty & Self-Hate 40

5 The Big Chop 52

6 Dealing with Bullies 64

7 Getting Help 74

8 Chest Binding 82

9 Coming Out to My Family 92

10 Hello! My Name Is… 120

11 Being Stealth at College 130

12 Youth Group Support 138

13 Starting My Physical Transition 146

14 Hormone Treatment 160

15 Top Surgery 176

16 Bottom Surgery 196

17 Dating as Trans 204

18 Sex & Intimacy 218

19 Making Videos 230

20 Job Hunting 246

21 Our Place in the World 254

22 A Message from My Mum 262

23 Accepting Trans People 282

24 The Other Side 288

Glossary 292

Resources 296

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