2020 Book # 39

My Rating: 5 Stars

WOW! I’m so happy I was given an advanced copy of this book. The Journey of Jeremy Ivester told not from his own perspective but also from his mum Jo (who is the main writer of the books) with also, a few entries from his dad Jon.

Once a Girl, Always a Boy gives us a small glimpse inside the journey of a transgender man from his early childhood as Emily, through out difficult adolescence years full of doubts and insecurities about who he was, all the way to his late twenties when he is finally comfortable in his own skin and happy of being Jeremy Ivester.

Jeremy and Jo Ivester

I’m not a mum (yet), but every parent out there should read this memoir as anyone could be born with a genetic mix that does not necessarily match to what that person identifies himself/herself/themself with (I know, I know.. it’s a bit hard with all the pronouns, but we just have to get used to it)

There is still a lot to be done in our society to make it an inclusive environment for everyone within the LGTBQI+ spectrum and raising awareness for this book could be one little act towards that perfect world.

Thanks to She Writes Press and Netgalley for the advanced copy.

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