review Tomorrow Will Be Different

A timely and captivating memoir about gender identity set against the backdrop of the transgender euality movement by a leading activist and the National Press Secretary for the Human Rights Campaign the nation's largest LGBT civil rights organization Sarah McBride is on a mission to fight for transgender rights around the world But before she was a prominent activist and before she became the first transgender person to speak at the Democratic National Convention in 2016 she was a teenager struggling with her identity With emotional depth and unparalleled honesty Sarah shares her personal struggle with gender identity coming out to her supportive but distraught parents Believing In Faeries prominent activist and before she became the first transgender Buddho person to speak at the Democratic National Convention in 2016 she was a teenager struggling with her identity With emotional depth and unparalleled honesty Sarah shares her The Burning Boys personal struggle with gender identity coming out to her supportive but distraught A Little Learning parents

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And finding her way as a woman She inspires readers with her barrier breaking political journey that took her in just four years from a frightened closeted college student to one of the nation's most prominent transgender activists walking the halls of the White House passing laws and addressing the country in the midst of a heated presidential election She also details the heartbreaking romance with her first love and future husband Andy a trans man and activist who passed away from cancer in 2014 just days after they were married Sarah's story of identity love and tragic loss serves as a powerful entry point for readers who want to gain a deeper understanding of gender I'm twenty four transgender and a widowthat's a lot for someone in this society to handle Sarah McBrideIn Tomorrow Will Be Different Sarah McBride shares her personal story as inspiration and to put a face on what it is to be transgenderImagine being unable to go into a public restroom in North Carolina without breaking the law Imagine being unable to change your sex on your state ID or being unable to keep a job or find housing Imagine being vilified ostracized beaten up an object of fearNearly fifty years ago my husband 's father's best friend disowned his son when he became a woman Over the years I heard snippets of the story how as a child their son loved to play dolls and dress up with his older sisters how blame was assigned for causing their son's 'problem' the resulting divorce and alienationIn the 1990s my husband was approached by a teen from his church an unhappy and angry child Some thought she was presenting 'butch' because she was not conventionally pretty assuming she was a 'pretend lesbian' My husband affirmed her but the support she needed from the community was not there She changed her name and moved away Today I know he was transgender and I see on his Facebook page a happy confident burly guy with a successful career and a sparkle in his eye I am so happy for himI wanted to read Tomorrow Will Be Different by Sarah McBride because I had seen her on television and knew she was an intelligent and lovely person And I wanted to better understand her experience and the work toward euality for all personsThe book's preface by Joe Biden is a must read I recently read his Promise Me Dad and I heard the same compassion and love in this prefaceMcBride was fascinated by American politics since childhood Meeting Joe Biden was an unforgettable moment She interned on Beau Biden's first race McBride was fifteen when she introduced Jack Markell at the launch for his 2006 race for reelection as state treasurer and at age eighteen when he ran for governorDuring these years McBride outwardly conformed to the gender role socially acceptable presenting masculine and even dating She did not want to let anyone down But she was miserableMcBride ran for student president at college to great success and was very popular and led a push to end gender exclusive housing In her junior year with great trepidation McBride announced being transsexualShe describes the scene when she came out to her family her mother in tears McBride had a gay brother and her other brother tried to break the ice by announcing I'm heterosexual In a heartwarming scene McBride tells her fraternity brothers who enveloped her in an embrace Beau Biden called her to offer his love and support as did Joe Biden The Biden family confirmed her belief that there are still good people in politicsMcBride repeats how lucky and privileged she has been knowing that most trans persons lack a support system and her advantages Throughout the book she shares the devastating statistics behind the transgender experience high rates of suicide; verbal harassment and physical assault in public restrooms; legal exemptions that allow discrimination; inability to find housing or keep a jobMcBride met the love of her life Andy who was a few years older and also trans Tragedy struck when Andy was diagnosed with cancer and underwent surgery and treatment with McBride providing care and supportI can't imagine the burden of being twenty three and watching your beloved struggle with a terminal illness Both my parents died of cancer and I was at my Dad's side in the h April Lady political journey that took her in just four years from a frightened closeted college student to one of the nation's most JUST SAY FUCK! prominent transgender activists walking the halls of the White House The Periodic Table of FOOTBALL passing laws and addressing the country in the midst of a heated Kwame Alexander presidential election She also details the heartbreaking romance with her first love and future husband Andy a trans man and activist who The Small Bachelor passed away from cancer in 2014 just days after they were married Sarah's story of identity love and tragic loss serves as a Mary Berrys Foolproof Cakes powerful entry The Temple-Goers point for readers who want to gain a deeper understanding of gender I'm twenty four transgender and a widowthat's a lot for someone in this society to handle Sarah McBrideIn Tomorrow Will Be Different Sarah McBride shares her Collected Poems personal story as inspiration and to Are the Dinosaurs Dead, Dad? put a face on what it is to be transgenderImagine being unable to go into a The Tao of Jack public restroom in North Carolina without breaking the law Imagine being unable to change your sex on your state ID or being unable to keep a job or find housing Imagine being vilified ostracized beaten up an object of fearNearly fifty years ago my husband 's father's best friend disowned his son when he became a woman Over the years I heard snippets of the story how as a child their son loved to Soma play dolls and dress up with his older sisters how blame was assigned for causing their son's 'problem' the resulting divorce and alienationIn the 1990s my husband was approached by a teen from his church an unhappy and angry child Some thought she was Lead the Way presenting 'butch' because she was not conventionally The Rig Veda pretty assuming she was a 'pretend lesbian' My husband affirmed her but the support she needed from the community was not there She changed her name and moved away Today I know he was transgender and I see on his Facebook The Silver Spoon of Solomon Snow page a happy confident burly guy with a successful career and a sparkle in his eye I am so happy for himI wanted to read Tomorrow Will Be Different by Sarah McBride because I had seen her on television and knew she was an intelligent and lovely SEXUAL BORDERLANDS person And I wanted to better understand her experience and the work toward euality for all Faerie Heart personsThe book's Starlight preface by Joe Biden is a must read I recently read his Promise Me Dad and I heard the same compassion and love in this The Wish Maker prefaceMcBride was fascinated by American Falling Like Snowflakes (Summer Harbor, politics since childhood Meeting Joe Biden was an unforgettable moment She interned on Beau Biden's first race McBride was fifteen when she introduced Jack Markell at the launch for his 2006 race for reelection as state treasurer and at age eighteen when he ran for governorDuring these years McBride outwardly conformed to the gender role socially acceptable Archibald Wavell presenting masculine and even dating She did not want to let anyone down But she was miserableMcBride ran for student The Financial Lives of the Poets president at college to great success and was very The Berlin-Baghdad Express popular and led a The Temple Mount Code (Thomas Lourds, push to end gender exclusive housing In her junior year with great trepidation McBride announced being transsexualShe describes the scene when she came out to her family her mother in tears McBride had a gay brother and her other brother tried to break the ice by announcing I'm heterosexual In a heartwarming scene McBride tells her fraternity brothers who enveloped her in an embrace Beau Biden called her to offer his love and support as did Joe Biden The Biden family confirmed her belief that there are still good The Deans December people in Arctic Autumn politicsMcBride repeats how lucky and The American Century privileged she has been knowing that most trans Edward, Edward persons lack a support system and her advantages Throughout the book she shares the devastating statistics behind the transgender experience high rates of suicide; verbal harassment and The Dogs of Littlefield physical assault in The Benefactor public restrooms; legal exemptions that allow discrimination; inability to find housing or keep a jobMcBride met the love of her life Andy who was a few years older and also trans Tragedy struck when Andy was diagnosed with cancer and underwent surgery and treatment with McBride Tom Clancy Support and Defend providing care and supportI can't imagine the burden of being twenty three and watching your beloved struggle with a terminal illness Both my Picture Palace parents died of cancer and I was at my Dad's side in the h

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Identity and what it means to be openly transgender From issues like bathroom access to healthcare identification and schools Sarah weaves the important political milestones cultural and political debates and historical context into a personal journey that will open hearts and change minds Tomorrow Will Be Different highlights Sarah’s work as an activist and the key issues at the forefront of the fight for trans euality providing a call to arms and empowering look at the road ahead The fight for euality and freedom has only just begun “We must never be a country that says there’s only one way to love only one way to look and only one way to live” –Sarah McBrid Tomorrow Will Be Different may be the most important book I'll have read this year This is the one I'll be pushing—er gently encouraging—people to read Sarah McBride's memoir is both accessible and powerful She shares her own story but she is ever pointing out her privilege and centering the experiences of the transgender community She lets us in to her life while also providing a bird's eye view of the larger issues The result is truly masterful I particularly appreciated the way she pointed out the ineuity and discrimination transgender people often face in the health care system and  funeral servicesI was greatly moved as Sarah shared about her journey in accepting and then embracing her identity as a transgender woman This is such a personal experience That she was able to share it as openly as she did is an incredible giftBecause of Sarah's activism we get to see everything that went on behind the scenes leading up to the Delaware Senate  and House passing the Gender Identity Nondiscrimination Act of 2013 So much goes into passing any bill and it was fascinating to see how hard Sarah and her coworkers at Human Rights Campaign worked as well as hear all the personal accounts It was also disheartening to see the pushback and outright attacks they faced But then justice prevailed and I was celebrating right alongside Sarah There's work to be done but I am confident every state will follow suit and protect the rights of all transgender peopleNames are important Not just in the transgender community but everywhere It's the first thing a parent gives to a baby It's how our society bestows personhood recognizes individuality and affirms humanity in each one of us That's why one of the first steps in marginalizing someone is to remove their name It communicates that you are unimportant and unseen p 53 Sarah made so many important points about identity and gender the ways we show people we see and love them and the ways we marginalize and ignore them We have an opportunity to come alongside the transgender community to show them how loved and valued they are and part of that is listening to stories like Sarah's and Janet Mock and Allyson Robinson and Austen Hartke and so on One of the best parts of this book was the story of how Sarah fell in love with Andy a transgender man They were so perfect for each other found each other and I loved that they met at a White House reception in celebration of LGBT Pride month They eventually ended up working at HRC together in addition to dating Unfortunately Andy was diagnosed with cancer and died only a few days after they were married I'm so happy they had the time together they had but it's unbearably sad that it was too short a time This was so well written and engaging I'll continue to follow and support Sarah McBride's good work Only time will tell where her political career will go If you've been wanting to better understand and support the transgender community this book is a wonderful place to startDisclosure I received a complimentary copy from Blogging For Books in exchange for an honest review Skyborn (Star Wars: Lost Tribe of the Sith, political milestones cultural and The Rage political debates and historical context into a Bronc Buster personal journey that will open hearts and change minds Tomorrow Will Be Different highlights Sarah’s work as an activist and the key issues at the forefront of the fight for trans euality April Lady providing a call to arms and empowering look at the road ahead The fight for euality and freedom has only just begun “We must never be a country that says there’s only one way to love only one way to look and only one way to live” –Sarah McBrid Tomorrow Will Be Different may be the most important book I'll have read this year This is the one I'll be JUST SAY FUCK! pushing—er gently encouraging—people to read Sarah McBride's memoir is both accessible and The Periodic Table of FOOTBALL powerful She shares her own story but she is ever Kwame Alexander pointing out her The Small Bachelor privilege and centering the experiences of the transgender community She lets us in to her life while also Mary Berrys Foolproof Cakes providing a bird's eye view of the larger issues The result is truly masterful I The Temple-Goers particularly appreciated the way she Collected Poems pointed out the ineuity and discrimination transgender Are the Dinosaurs Dead, Dad? people often face in the health care system and  funeral servicesI was greatly moved as Sarah shared about her journey in accepting and then embracing her identity as a transgender woman This is such a The Tao of Jack personal experience That she was able to share it as openly as she did is an incredible giftBecause of Sarah's activism we get to see everything that went on behind the scenes leading up to the Delaware Senate  and House Soma passing the Gender Identity Nondiscrimination Act of 2013 So much goes into Lead the Way passing any bill and it was fascinating to see how hard Sarah and her coworkers at Human Rights Campaign worked as well as hear all the The Rig Veda personal accounts It was also disheartening to see the The Silver Spoon of Solomon Snow pushback and outright attacks they faced But then justice SEXUAL BORDERLANDS prevailed and I was celebrating right alongside Sarah There's work to be done but I am confident every state will follow suit and Faerie Heart protect the rights of all transgender Starlight peopleNames are important Not just in the transgender community but everywhere It's the first thing a The Wish Maker parent gives to a baby It's how our society bestows Falling Like Snowflakes (Summer Harbor, personhood recognizes individuality and affirms humanity in each one of us That's why one of the first steps in marginalizing someone is to remove their name It communicates that you are unimportant and unseen Archibald Wavell p 53 Sarah made so many important The Financial Lives of the Poets points about identity and gender the ways we show The Berlin-Baghdad Express people we see and love them and the ways we marginalize and ignore them We have an opportunity to come alongside the transgender community to show them how loved and valued they are and The Temple Mount Code (Thomas Lourds, part of that is listening to stories like Sarah's and Janet Mock and Allyson Robinson and Austen Hartke and so on One of the best The Deans December parts of this book was the story of how Sarah fell in love with Andy a transgender man They were so Arctic Autumn perfect for each other found each other and I loved that they met at a White House reception in celebration of LGBT Pride month They eventually ended up working at HRC together in addition to dating Unfortunately Andy was diagnosed with cancer and died only a few days after they were married I'm so happy they had the time together they had but it's unbearably sad that it was too short a time This was so well written and engaging I'll continue to follow and support Sarah McBride's good work Only time will tell where her The American Century political career will go If you've been wanting to better understand and support the transgender community this book is a wonderful Edward, Edward place to startDisclosure I received a complimentary copy from Blogging For Books in exchange for an honest review


10 thoughts on “Tomorrow Will Be Different

  1. says:

    Feeling inspired so there's a Bonus BookTube Video this week all about the most impactful Pride books I have readNow that you know this one made list check out the video to see the rest Thanks for watching onwards to the review Nearly cried like four times actually cried once If I could have rated it higher I would And every day that we rob people people of the ability to live their lives to the fullest we are undermining the most precious gift we are given as humans Sarah McBride a prominent activist was the first out transwoman to work at the White House under the Obama administration It's rare to know in real time that what you are about to do will define the course of the rest of your life A native Delawarean she was always excited about politics a signed Joe Biden schedule being among her treasured childhood possessions so it was natural for her to turn that love into a careerBut she first had to overcome her own hurdles I had tried to say the words I'm transgender to my mirror The shame would engulf me But with the support and love of her friends and family Sarah McBride began her transition She speaks with unparalleled honesty about not only the transition but also what it felt to now live as a woman I finally had come out of the closet only to find myself stuck in the kitchen It was an interesting contrast to see how her worldview changed once she transitioned she went from confidently taking taxis to hoping that the creepy driver wouldn't take her down an alley and to being downright terrified that he would find out that she's transgenderSarah continued her life newly devoted to increasing trans rights She felt that it was her personal duty to help everyone without a voice in politics Each generation it became clear was defined by whether they expanded euality welcoming and including people who had once been excluded or rejected And she successfully lobbied several bills including one that banned workplace discrimination in her home state The ground was shifting beneath our feet; you could almost feel it Sarah McBride also describes the soaring love she felt for her husband Andy who stood right by her side as a fellow activist and as a transman And she shared mind numbing crush when he was diagnosed with cancer and ultimately passed away four days after their wedding I'm so scared not to exist any he'd scream through the tears I'm so scared Bean I'm so scared Sarah includes her personal experience with the North Carolina bathroom bill and the public outcry when she snapped a selfie in the women's bathroom I knew the stories would diminish in a matter of daysbut after being told to kill myself thousands of times for days the thought of suicide became a rational thought in my mind for the first time ever In short this book was beautifulFor a biography that takes place over just a few short years it was absolutely mesmerizing I could not put it down seriously Sarah McBride's complete honesty really brought this book to life She details every little aspect of her life as a transwoman in America and as the audience we felt every little high and low with her In particular I really cheered when she finally got her corrected drivers licence I couldn't stop looking at it once I had it in my handsSarah Elizabeth McBride it read F And she chronicles every moment with her husband so incredibly well that I completely fell in love with their relationship so much that I could barely read the section about her husband's cancer the tears were flowing so fast This is truly a book to remember and one that everyone should read Young people will be the ones who write the history books of tomorrow With many thanks to the author and publisher for a free copy in exchange for a honest reviewYouTube | Blog | Instagram | Twitter | Snapchat mirandareads Happy Reading


  2. says:

    Succinct and affecting Tomorrow Will Be Different recounts activist Sarah McBride’s experience of coming out as a trans woman The memoir is roughly divided into three parts McBride’s transition process as a college student her role in advancing groundbreaking trans legislation in Delaware and her romance and marriage to her first love who tragically died of cancer in 2014 Unlike some readers who found the second part to be a slog I thought the memoir was consistently compelling McBride writes simple clear prose that seems designed to be accessible to anyone and her observations about LGBT politics are insightful and intersectional if not especially groundbreaking McBride has a bright future in politics and her life story is well worth checking out


  3. says:

    Sarah McBride's story is admirable Too bad she supports rapist Joe Biden


  4. says:

    I'm twenty four transgender and a widowthat's a lot for someone in this society to handle Sarah McBrideIn Tomorrow Will Be Different Sarah McBride shares her personal story as inspiration and to put a face on what it is to be transgenderImagine being unable to go into a public restroom in North Carolina without breaking the law Imagine being unable to change your sex on your state ID or being unable to keep a job or find housing Imagine being vilified ostracized beaten up an object of fearNearly fifty years ago my husband 's father's best friend disowned his son when he became a woman Over the years I heard snippets of the story how as a child their son loved to play dolls and dress up with his older sisters how blame was assigned for causing their son's 'problem' the resulting divorce and alienationIn the 1990s my husband was approached by a teen from his church an unhappy and angry child Some thought she was presenting 'butch' because she was not conventionally pretty assuming she was a 'pretend lesbian' My husband affirmed her but the support she needed from the community was not there She changed her name and moved away Today I know he was transgender and I see on his Facebook page a happy confident burly guy with a successful career and a sparkle in his eye I am so happy for himI wanted to read Tomorrow Will Be Different by Sarah McBride because I had seen her on television and knew she was an intelligent and lovely person And I wanted to better understand her experience and the work toward euality for all personsThe book's preface by Joe Biden is a must read I recently read his Promise Me Dad and I heard the same compassion and love in this prefaceMcBride was fascinated by American politics since childhood Meeting Joe Biden was an unforgettable moment She interned on Beau Biden's first race McBride was fifteen when she introduced Jack Markell at the launch for his 2006 race for reelection as state treasurer and at age eighteen when he ran for governorDuring these years McBride outwardly conformed to the gender role socially acceptable presenting masculine and even dating She did not want to let anyone down But she was miserableMcBride ran for student president at college to great success and was very popular and led a push to end gender exclusive housing In her junior year with great trepidation McBride announced being transsexualShe describes the scene when she came out to her family her mother in tears McBride had a gay brother and her other brother tried to break the ice by announcing I'm heterosexual In a heartwarming scene McBride tells her fraternity brothers who enveloped her in an embrace Beau Biden called her to offer his love and support as did Joe Biden The Biden family confirmed her belief that there are still good people in politicsMcBride repeats how lucky and privileged she has been knowing that most trans persons lack a support system and her advantages Throughout the book she shares the devastating statistics behind the transgender experience high rates of suicide; verbal harassment and physical assault in public restrooms; legal exemptions that allow discrimination; inability to find housing or keep a jobMcBride met the love of her life Andy who was a few years older and also trans Tragedy struck when Andy was diagnosed with cancer and underwent surgery and treatment with McBride providing care and supportI can't imagine the burden of being twenty three and watching your beloved struggle with a terminal illness Both my parents died of cancer and I was at my Dad's side in the hospital for over two months My heart broke as I read McBride's storyTrans rights advanced under President Obama then 2016 saw the election of President Trump and Vice President Pence The gains for euality under the law are being threatened But McBride has found hope in the young people of our country those who have been accepted as children for who they are and who assume that the doors are open to themI pray it is soI received a free ebook from First to Read in exchange for a fair and unbiased review


  5. says:

    I really enjoyed this The writing is uite simple and at times I wish it had been a bit literary but I can appreciate that the writing style makes this acceptable to people who may not know much about LGBTIA and specifically trans issuesI really loved how much emphasis McBride puts on intersectionality While she is very open about her own struggles with discrimination as a trans woman she is always uick to emphasize her own privileges She reiterates how violence against trans women of color particularly black trans women is an issue that is unfortunately becoming common I also love how she addresses issues around passing ie being a trans person who is femininemasculine enough to seem cisgendered She acknowledges that passing can help her platform as a public figure but pushes back against the idea that trans people are people because Look They look like real womenmen Trans people are real women and men because that is who they are not because of how they presentI also loved reading her love story with her late husband Andy That elicited a STRONG emotional response from meOverall I would definitely recommend this Even if at times I got annoyed that things like POTUS were explained I really enjoyed reading this


  6. says:

    Amazing GraceThat line repeated over and over again in the midst of the darkest days of her life says so much about Sarah that in the midst of any hardship she can look for and see the hope in the broken and beautiful world we live inI read this book in one sitting while sobbing on a train next to concerned and loving strangers It is such a gorgeous honest and brilliant lesson for all of us It's a lesson about what we give to and take from each other It's a lesson about ordinary and extraordinary courage It's a lesson about fighting raging and loving without regret about protecting the people we love and about choosing grace over fear even in our darkest hoursI am beyond blessed to know first hand how much it means when Sarah tells us that she will never stop fighting like hell to make sure that every single one of us is treated with the dignity respect and fairness we all deserve I cannot recommend this gorgeous book highly enough


  7. says:

    I hope I get to vote for President Sarah McBride in twenty years She has such a strong and compassionate voice that she has already used in such powerful ways at such a young age Tomorrow Will Be Different is an inspirational memoir that details the author's coming out as transgender her relationship with her late husband and her work in politics and advocacy for euality for the trans community It's both uplifting and heartbreaking and I recommend it for anyone interested in politics or stories of transgender people


  8. says:

    Sarah McBride writes about her transition her life so far and her fight for trans euality in her home state of Delaware and in the national stageHope can be limitless Inspiration can always be found Ideas are endless But time that is the one resource that none of us can afford to wasteThis is definitely reuired reading I've been reading memoirs and biographies this year and I haven't had a single one that let me down This book in particular embodies the all encompassing hope for euality euity and legal justice for marginalized communities in America that Obama's presidency aspired to—and did in many ways—assist and lift up While highlighting the absolutely horrible discrimination trans people face in their day to day lives—from things that are as thoughtless for cis people as what bathroom to use or even if they can use a bathroom safely to finding a place to live and work that won't kick them out for being trans to being safe from the attacks of cis men—this book details the work and persistence that trans rights activists have been putting in to wrest euality from those who would continue to discriminate against themAnd within this story of the fight for euality is the heartbreaking love story of Sarah and her late husband Andy a trans man who fought nation wide legal battles for his community but ultimately lost his life to cancer My heart broke for Sarah and for Andy and for the trans communityOverall this book is necessary and reuired reading for anyone who claims to be an ally to the LGBTIAP community and for those people who want to work on making a difference for marginalized communities and to affirm and respect other people's gender identities sexual orientations cultures and religionsIt is a rallying cry for those who fought hard for basic bare bones anti discrimination and rights under Obama who have watched as the Trump administration swiftly slapped down and erased them telling entire swaths of Americans that they were no longer valid that they were less than second class citizens that they had fewer rights than other Americans based on elements of themselves they could not controlMy one recommendation? Listen to the audiobookEach time we ask anyone—whether they are transgender Black an immigrant Muslim Native American gay or a woman—to sit by and let an extended conversation take place about whether they deserve to be respected and affirmed in who they are we are asking people to watch their one life pass by without dignity or fairness That is too much to ask of anyone


  9. says:

    Tomorrow Will Be Different may be the most important book I'll have read this year This is the one I'll be pushing—er gently encouraging—people to read Sarah McBride's memoir is both accessible and powerful She shares her own story but she is ever pointing out her privilege and centering the experiences of the transgender community She lets us in to her life while also providing a bird's eye view of the larger issues The result is truly masterful I particularly appreciated the way she pointed out the ineuity and discrimination transgender people often face in the health care system and  funeral servicesI was greatly moved as Sarah shared about her journey in accepting and then embracing her identity as a transgender woman This is such a personal experience That she was able to share it as openly as she did is an incredible giftBecause of Sarah's activism we get to see everything that went on behind the scenes leading up to the Delaware Senate  and House passing the Gender Identity Nondiscrimination Act of 2013 So much goes into passing any bill and it was fascinating to see how hard Sarah and her coworkers at Human Rights Campaign worked as well as hear all the personal accounts It was also disheartening to see the pushback and outright attacks they faced But then justice prevailed and I was celebrating right alongside Sarah There's work to be done but I am confident every state will follow suit and protect the rights of all transgender peopleNames are important Not just in the transgender community but everywhere It's the first thing a parent gives to a baby It's how our society bestows personhood recognizes individuality and affirms humanity in each one of us That's why one of the first steps in marginalizing someone is to remove their name It communicates that you are unimportant and unseen p 53 Sarah made so many important points about identity and gender the ways we show people we see and love them and the ways we marginalize and ignore them We have an opportunity to come alongside the transgender community to show them how loved and valued they are and part of that is listening to stories like Sarah's and Janet Mock and Allyson Robinson and Austen Hartke and so on One of the best parts of this book was the story of how Sarah fell in love with Andy a transgender man They were so perfect for each other found each other and I loved that they met at a White House reception in celebration of LGBT Pride month They eventually ended up working at HRC together in addition to dating Unfortunately Andy was diagnosed with cancer and died only a few days after they were married I'm so happy they had the time together they had but it's unbearably sad that it was too short a time This was so well written and engaging I'll continue to follow and support Sarah McBride's good work Only time will tell where her political career will go If you've been wanting to better understand and support the transgender community this book is a wonderful place to startDisclosure I received a complimentary copy from Blogging For Books in exchange for an honest review


  10. says:

    This is an autobiography of the author's struggle and journey of being transgenderand I think that is the part I liked the most She covered her inner turmoil with identifying as transgender coming out to her family friends coworkers and trying to find her place on the spectrum of womanhood This felt honest and I liked how she told her story She is an activist for transgender rights and has seen much change But even with the legislative changes and increased awareness many who are transgender still feel the need to be invisible I was completely pulled in to her storyNow parts of this felt long Sometimes she was just too polite and that approach seemed to drag out some of the bullet points But overall this was informative and heartfelt So 4 stars