LEXIE CANNES STATE OF TRANS — I’ve the view that no one transgender person’s story is more important than another — they’re all vital whether they’re totally inspirational or just a sordid accounting of the shortcomings of our society. Moving forward is easier with everyone’s participation. The trials and tribulations of trans woman Mishelle Woodring is no exception here.
On the other side of the coin, these stories need to be read if they are to matter. And this is where “The Color of Sunlight” especially shines. Writer Michelle Alexander tells Woodring’s story the same way she came into Woodring’s life — at first warily and a bit skeptical only to find Woodring having complete grasp of her heart at the end.
This book stands out because it’s an opportunity to reach people that wouldn’t otherwise be of interest in reading something about trans people or trans issues. Indeed, Woodring being transgender is rather secondary until you’re already sucked into the story, then it’s too late — many of the initial confusion, political incorrectness, or perhaps even prejudices, then just falls away, the same way it did for Alexander shortly after meeting Woodring.
The preponderance of other human fragilities with Woodring certainly puts a spin on all things transgender not usually seen or talked about. Indeed, you doesn’t have to be able to see to know you’re transgender. And that alone will turn many a reader into complete acceptance of trans people.
While I have a few personal quibbles about the book, but in this case, I feel it’s best to keep them to myself, as I can picture others absolutely enjoying those aspects of the book — especially those new to trans people and the trans community.
I give this book a thumbs up and a tip of the hat to Ms. Alexander.
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Read Lexie Cannes in The Huffington Post: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/courtney-odonnell/
Categories: Transgender, Transsexual, Trans