NEW BOOK! Trans Teen Survival Guide
October 4, 2018
Fox and Owl, who run My Genderation, have just released a new book, which is currently a #1 Best Seller on Amazon.
Frank, friendly and funny, Trans Teen Survival Guide will leave transgender and non-binary teens informed, empowered and armed with all the tips, confidence and practical advice they need to navigate life as a trans teen.
Wondering how to come out to your family and friends, what it’s like to go through cross hormonal therapy or how to put on a packer? Trans youth activists Fox and Owl have stepped in to answer everything that trans teens and their families need to know.
With a focus on self-care, expression and being proud of your unique identity, the guide is packed full of invaluable advice from people who understand the realities and complexities of growing up trans. Having been there, done that, Fox and Owl are able to honestly chart the course of life as a trans teen, from potentially life-saving advice on dealing with dysphoria or depression, to hilarious real-life awkward trans stories.
Fox: When we were growing up, there were no resources or information that we could find about being trans. We didn’t have anything that we could see at the school library or on TV, and if we had access to something like this it would have made us feel less alone and it would’ve helped us navigate a world that seemed quite alien to us. The name stems from a blog with the same name which was co-run by a dear friend of ours called Chrissi Bentley.
Unfortunately she took her own life earlier this year and her death has weighed heavily on us, and we dedicated the book to her. She helped so many people through the blog and will live on through all the people she know, the advice she gave and through the films we made with her.
Owl: We made the book so that no trans teen has to feel alone and so that they can seek support, and we cover a range of different issues that we think will be helpful for teens to know. Not only is it good for teens, but it is also good for anyone wanting to know more about trans issues and we hope that it will be of help and our dream is that it goes into as many school libraries as possible, so that trans teens can see themselves represented and feel affirmed in who they are.