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My sister : how one sibling's transition changed us both

Leyva, Selenis 1972- (author.). Leyva, Marizol (author.). Chammah, Emily, (author.).

Summary: "A powerful, honest memoir by two sisters - one a star on Orange Is the New Black, one a trans woman and activist - about transitioning, family, allyship, and the path to self-realization. When Selenis Leyva's parents adopted a baby into their warm, loving family, Selenis was immediately smitten. The pair were always close; Selenis showered her younger sibling with affection, who in turn looked up to Selenis and followed her everywhere. The siblings realized, almost at the same moment, that the younger of the two was struggling with their identity. As Marizol transitioned and fought to define her identity, Selenis and her family struggled to support her. In My Sister, they narrate their shared journey, challenges, and triumphs. In alternating chapters, Selenis and Marizol write honestly about the issues of violence, abuse, and discrimination that trans people and women of color - and especially trans women of color - experience daily. And they are open about the messiness and confusion of fully realizing oneself and being properly affirmed by others, even those who love you."--Cover.

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  • ISBN: 9781541762954
  • ISBN: 1541762959
  • Physical Description: print
    247 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Bold Type Books, 2020.

Contents / Notes

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 246-247).
Formatted Contents Note: Selenis -- Jose -- Beginnings of a transition -- Marizol.
Subject: Leyva, Selenis 1972- Family
Leyva, Marizol Family
Transgender women United States
Transgender people Identity
Sexual minorities Identity
Sex discrimination United States
Sex discrimination
Sexual minorities Identity
Transgender people Identity
Transgender women
United States
Genre: Biographies.

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