In the book Trans Bodies, Trans Selves: A Resource for the Transgender Community, in the first article, 'Our Many Selves' written by Holiday Simmons and Fresh! White, they state:
"There is no one way to be transgender . . . As transgender and gender nonconforming people (or trans people, for short), we have many different ways of understanding our gender identity - our inner sense of being male, female, both, or neither. Some of us were born knowing that something was different about us. Others of us slowly, over time, began to feel that we were not our full selves in the gender roles we had been given. Our many different ways of identifying and describing ourselves differ based on our backgrounds, where we live, who we spend time with, and even media influences."
If this sounds familiar to you or relates to someone you care about, you may be interested in perusing this book, available from St. Tammany Parish Library. For this and other resources on this subject, take a look at this list we have created: