Harbor View presses release the first guide book of gender transition written specifically for youth who are questioning their gender identity and considering a transition. Author, Seth Rainess, takes early transitioning seriously and offers an in depth road-map of the numerous issues that youth can expect to encounter in their journey, including advice on treatment options for hormones and surgery, coming out to friends and family, and tips for dating and disclosure. But Seth doesn’t stop there. He gives youth an essential toolkit for building mental toughness and teaches them how to take control of their destiny, achieve success, and be successful in today’s world.
“This book demonstrates that transgender kids can survive, can be wise, and can accomplish something that contributes to society….Rainess offers transgender teens tools for success and guidance about the potential joys and pitfalls ahead when one is trans….He navigates for the curious and the watchful, ensuring that readers have pointers to help them find their way. What a generous gift!”
—Jamison Green, President, World Professional Association of Transgender Health
“Trans youth are busting out of the woodwork in unprecedented numbers. Are resources for them keeping up at the same pace? Not at all! Thank goodness Seth decided to supply his personal guiding voice filled with experiential wisdom to teens who are wondering just what kind of world they are stepping into. Seth has provided teens with a much needed roadmap for what is still an uncharted journey.”
—Aidan Key, Director of Gender Diversity, Founder of Gender Odyssey
“I wish Real Talk was around when my daughter was going through her journey. I’m thankful Seth wrote this book for our children. It’s an awesome resource for teenagers who are questioning their gender and need guidance on how to deal with puberty, parents, pals, bullies, coming out, and more. Real Talk is also a crucial read for parents of gender non-conforming youth and teachers, counselors and community leaders, who will encounter trans youth at some point in their career.”
—Dr. Wayne M. Maines, proud father of a transgender daughter who authored Becoming Nicole: The Transformation of an American Family.