Just a few years ago books and resources on crossdressing and the transgendered experience were hard to come by. These days though many authors have stepped forward to write transgendered books that detail their experience and provide hope and encouragement to many out there who are struggling with gender identity disorder.
Get Dressed! by Gina Lance is a recently published
the full title of which is Get Dressed! Breaking Out Of The Crossdressing Closet.
Gina takes a different approach than many other transgender books I’ve read. Rather than trying to cater to both a confused crossdresser and her even more confused spouse Gina’s book is written primarily for the transgendered among us.
She takes you on the roller coaster ride of her transgendered experience, starting with her fear and sharing her unique path to acceptance.
I enjoyed Gina’s writing style immensely – each paragraph was filled with fun and her stories further inspired me to believe that the transgendered journey can be both exhilarating and life transforming.
The wisdom is kept until the latter pages of this book, leaving the transvestite and crossdressers among us to savor the experience before grappling with our own reality. In dispensing advice Gina shows she’s not just a pretty face but a keen mind as well. My favorite paragraph in the book is (emphasis mine):
Being transgendered doesn’t work unless you have pride in yourself. Oh sure, it works for awhile if you are new and finally out of the crossdressing closet. The adrenaline rush of those first early moments overcomes all other thoughts you might have. And that’s great! That’s how it should be. The release of your feminine side that has been repressed all those many years is exciting It’s like a giant 100 lb gorilla being lifted off your back.
Once you’ve gotten past the first dozen times of getting out and meeting others, it’s time to put your brain in order. Feel good about yourself! You’re a great person who shares her male self with a feminine persona. Or maybe you’ve taken a step to live as a woman, both mentally and physically. Don’t be depressed because you feel different. Just do it! Celebrate yourself and show pride in who you are.
Gina, thank you for your contribution to transgendered literature!
P.S. In the interests of full disclosure: Gina was kind enough to give me a copy of her book to review, but her positive review was entirely the result of her well written book.
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