F2M: The Boy Within

I keep forgetting to put up my post about Ryan Scott Kennedy’s F2M: The Boy Within. Ryan’s an FTM Australian/Kiwi fella (like me!) who cowrote the book with Hazel Edwards. It’s the story of punk rock dude discovering himself and negotiating transitioning with family, friends and the medical system. It’s so exciting to have a book aimed at young adults (and accessible across many ages) that tells one of our communities stories. I thoroughly enjoyed the book, it was funny, sweet, real, and allowed for multiple perspectives. I really enjoyed how the book allowed for characters in the book to take a while to adjust to Finn’s transition without being demonized, and I think this book would be a really helpful resource to give to people supporting trans friends and whanau… in fact, I think I’m gonna buy it for my mum to read 🙂

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8 responses to “F2M: The Boy Within

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  2. This is so awesome, I don’t know what to say, except thanks! This is the first fan art (that’s been posted on the internet – there may be others, but why would anyone do fan art and keep it to themselves? I digress). It’s definitely Finn and reminds me of me circa 2002. Ah, my punk days…

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  4. I just read this book the other day. It was a great read and I found it was actually rather inspirational.

  5. I just finished reading this. I read it all in one day. I kinda want my parents to read it. I’m about to ask them for money for surgery. Tomorrow I’m seeing my counselor and I’m hoping she’ll write me my letter.

    I really like your comics. Like, a lot. And, I guess you helped me find this book. So, thanks.

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