21 August 2013

Hung In The Middle

One of my comments on my Huffington Post article about Don Ennis came from Alana Sholar.

It just happens that she's written a book, "Hung In The Middle", about her own story as a transgender woman in rural Kentucky.

She is a great example of something I've long said:  Nothing will do more to help people understand us than hearing our stories, whether in person, in print or elsewhere. Even the least articulate among us can, I think, have a greater effect (if a person is open-minded) than taking, as someone else so eloquently put it, "Remedial Trans 101 for the eighth time".

I intend to read Ms. Sholar's book.

2 comments:

Alana Nicole said...

Dear Justine,

I hope this comment finds it's way to you. Every so often I do a google search on my name Alana Nicole Sholar. I can't tell you how warm I felt as I came across your blog. Thank you so much for your kindness. I am sending love your way and may all the good things in life find you. Should you wish to contact me feel free to do so via the Hung in the Middle website. or at alananicolet@gmail.com.

Justine Valinotti said...

Alana--What a delight to hear from you. Thank you for your good wishes.

I'm embarrassed to say I haven't read your book yet. I plan to do so. And thank you for your offer.