The Long Road Ahead: person's struggle for identity

The Long Road Ahead: person's struggle for identity


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"...the chance to look back through my life as I remember it, or even recoup memories of my past I thought I'd forgotten about, also to see how much of my life was actually trans related, although at that particular time in my life I judged it as being quite normal"

"...from the first time when for some strange reason you're tempted to wear that skirt and blouse and it feels right, but you know that doing such things will cause you to be hurt with ridicule by others, so you don't. It's the period of time in which you live in fear, the time between you living how think others wish you to live and the time you start to admit to yourself that you're not actually the person you think others would want you to be and the need to do something about it. You stay locked there in this state, in constant denial with yourself and that it's all just a phase, or a period in your life when you're lost, it's just some stupid fetish you have and that it'll pass. That eventually you can put aside all of these feelings and the thoughts you had and it'll all go away and no one will ever need to know. But you later come to realise that it doesn't pass, it never does go away, that it is in fact something that's very real, that it isn't something that can hide from for the rest of your life, as much as you may want to believe that you can."

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ISBN-13: 9781516961771
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 09/05/2015
Pages: 264
Product dimensions: 5.06(w) x 7.81(h) x 0.55(d)

About the Author

At 42 Reena came out for the second time as transsexual in 2012, her first every book "The Long Road Ahead", is a project that has taken the last three years to write. The book itself is a true to life account of her early years as a child, growing up as a teenager and finally coming out as transsexual when she was 24, the ups and downs until she finally detransitioned three years later.

Although this is her first book it's not the first thing she has ever written. Reena has been a songwriter since the age of 17 and has been the singer/songwriter and guitarist in her own rock band.

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