Are you wrestling with questions surrounding your gender identity that just don’t seem to “go away?” Do you want answers to your questions about your gender identity, but aren’t sure how to get started?
In You and Your Gender Identity: A Guide to Discovery, Dara Hoffman-Fox LPC guides you step-by-step along the path of self-discovery – allowing you to find and embrace your authentic self.
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I will be recommending this book to all my gender explorative and expansive clients."- Traci W. Lowenthal, Psy.D. Licensed Clinical Psychologist/Gender Therapist
It helped provide clear and easy signposts to follow along the path of my own journey.- Steffen, Nonbinary, gender non-conforming, stereotype busting Instructor
"Destined to become a must-have for any person seriously considering their gender identity..."- Charissa Grace, Poetess/Speaker/Editor
"...an understandable, straight forward, and thorough guide to discovering and living your authentic self."- Ehren Emter, post-masters Doctor of Psychology student, Pittsburgh, PA
In this groundbreaking workbook, Dara Hoffman-Fox LPC – accomplished gender therapist and thought leader whose articles, blogs and videos have empowered thousands worldwide – helps navigate your journey of self-discovery. You’ll learn how to:
Undergoing a journey of self-exploration where you are examining your gender identity can be overwhelming. You and Your Gender Identity: A Guide to Discovery offers a clear, three-stage path you can follow at your own pace.
The journey begins by preparing for what’s to come, solidifying your motivation, revealing fears and building a support system.
We move ahead by looking back—making sense of thoughts, feelings and behaviors you may not have understood before.
Through easy-to-follow exercises we’ll actively explore your gender identity, layer-by-layer, so you can form a more complete, authentic picture of yourself.
You and Your Gender Identity: A Guide to Discovery begins with introductions from three prominent voices in the transgender community:
Zander is the co-editor of Letters for My Brother: Transitional Wisdom in Retrospect and Manning Up: Transsexual Men on Finding Brotherhood, Family & Themselves. "I wish a book like You and Your Gender Identity: A Guide to Discovery had been available when I began to question my gender identity back in 1997. Had I been exposed to the concepts found within these pages back then, I might have been spared some of the intrapersonal and interpersonal struggles that ensued."
Sam Dylan Finch is a transgender writer ("Let's Queer Things Up!"), activist, and editor (Everyday Feminism). "Whether you feel like you’re living a lie and you’re ready to embrace your truth, or you’re simply unsure of what’s been pulling at your heart, this book is for anyone who wants to explore their gender more deeply—regardless of what your gender may be or how far along you are."
Zinnia Jones is a trans feminist writer, video blogger ("Gender Analysis"), and activist. "With an impressively detailed toolkit of exercises, Dara’s book has the potential to streamline and accelerate the process (of awareness and self-understanding) in an extraordinary fashion... You and Your Gender Identity: A Guide to Discovery is revolutionary."
Andrea James is a writer, director, producer, and activist. "This wonderful contribution to gender-focused self-help literature emphasizes positivity and affirmation. Dara provides many wonderful insights and tools that will help readers improve all aspects of their lives, not simply gender identity and expression!"
"If you're one of the thousands of people questioning your gender identity, to any degree, then, You And Your Gender Identity: A Guide To Discovery by Dara Hoffman-Fox LPC is quite an opportunity for you to find the answers you are looking for with your own unique situation. This book uses a workbook format allowing each reader to find answers to their own particular gender identity questions. Had this book been available when I was in my teens or twenties, I may have avoided sixty years of wondering, denying and questioning my own identity. To paraphrase a quote Dara uses in the book she has, with this guide, tried to free your mind. She can only show you the door. You must walk through it."
"As a psychotherapist who works with TRANS people, I find this workbook to be an invaluable source of guidance. It offers a hands-on means of unpacking the complexities of discovering one’s gender identity. Presented in a workbook format, it provides clients a productive and insightful means of working both in session as well as at home."
"I would recommend this book to anyone, of any age, who is curious about themselves and whether they just might be transgender. That was me six years ago. If I had had this book, I might have liked me sooner than I did. This book can help partners, family and friends of someone who is transgender and go through the process of discovery together. There will always be a struggle as you transition and if you follow the guidance in this book, you may come to find out you are stronger for it."
"When I saw this book and began to read it, it made me cry. It’s like having your mom sit along side of you and explain what is going on. It's comforting to have something to help you on the journey of self discovery. This book hits the nail on the head, but in a loving manner. Can't wait to see what comes of this fantastic read!"
"Reading Dara’s book was an amazing godsend! It helped provide clear and easy signposts to follow along the path of my own journey. The journey to finding “your own” gender identity can be confusing and fraught with obstacles, so it was nice to have a guide who is not only a therapist but a person that has gone through this experience themselves. Dara does not tell you what to be but provides ways to figure out for yourself who you are and what you want to express to the world."
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