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The Resource Before I had the words : on being a transgender young adult, Skylar Kergil

Before I had the words : on being a transgender young adult, Skylar Kergil

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Before I had the words : on being a transgender young adult
Title
Before I had the words
Title remainder
on being a transgender young adult
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Skylar Kergil
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
  • At the beginning of his physical transition from female to male, then-seventeen-year-old Skylar Kergil posted his first video on YouTube. In the months and years that followed, he recorded weekly update videos about the physical and emotional changes he experienced. Skylar's openness and positivity attracted thousands of viewers, who followed along as his voice deepened and his body changed shape. Through surgeries and recovery, highs and lows, from high school to college to the real world, Skylar welcomed others on his journey. Before I Had the Words is the story of what came before the videos and what happened behind the scenes. From early childhood memories to the changes and confusion brought by adolescence, Skylar reflects on coming of age while struggling to understand his gender. As humorous as it is heartbreaking and as informative as it is entertaining, this memoir provides an intimate look at the experience of transitioning from one gender to another. Skylar opens up about the long path to gaining his family's acceptance and to accepting himself, sharing stories along the way about smaller challenges like choosing a new name and learning to shave without eyebrow mishaps. Revealing entries from the author's personal journals as well as interviews with his mother, brother, and friends lend remarkable depth to Skylar's story. A groundbreaking chronicle of change, loss, discovery, pain, and relief, Before I Had the Words brings new meaning to the phrase "formative years."
  • At the beginning of his physical transition from female to male, Kergil posted weekly update videos on YouTube about the physical and emotional changes he experienced. His openness and positivity attracted thousands of viewers, who followed along as his voice deepened and his body changed shape. This is the story of what came before the videos and what happened behind the scenes. Kergil opens up about the long path to gaining his family's acceptance and to accepting himself, sharing stories along the way about smaller challenges like choosing a new name and learning to shave without eyebrow mishaps
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
BTCTA
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Kergil, Skylar
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Kergil, Skylar
  • Transgender youth
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Before I had the words : on being a transgender young adult, Skylar Kergil
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Copyright
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn987796062
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 257 pages
Isbn
9781510723061
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781510723061
  • (OCoLC)987796062
Label
Before I had the words : on being a transgender young adult, Skylar Kergil
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn987796062
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 257 pages
Isbn
9781510723061
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781510723061
  • (OCoLC)987796062

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