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Author Collins, Mary, 1961- author.

Title At the broken places : a mother and trans son pick up the pieces / Mary Collins and Donald Collins.

Publication Info. Boston, Massachusetts : Beacon Press, [2017]


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 3rd Floor    306.768 COL    Available
 PAS San Rafael Branch Non-Fiction    306.768 COL    Available
Description xi, 194 pages ; 22 cm.
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Series Queer action/queer ideas
Queer action/queer ideas.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Summary "In this collaborative memoir, a parent and a transgender son recount wrestling with their differences as Donald Collins undertook medical-treatment options to better align his body with his gender identity. As a parent, Mary Collins didn't agree with her trans son's decision to physically alter his body, although she supported his right to realize himself as a person. Raw and uncensored, each explains her or his emotional mindset at the time: Mary felt she had lost a daughter; Donald activated his "authentic self." Both battled to assert their rights. A powerful memoir and resource, At the Broken Places, offers a road map for families in transition."--book cover
Contents Pronouns and body parts -- Endings and beginnings -- Sharing our story with others -- Rights -- A story exchange.
Subject Collins, Donald, 1994-
Collins, Mary, 1961-
Transgender youth -- United States -- Biography.
Transgender youth -- Family relationships -- United States.
Parents of transsexuals -- United States.
Transgender people -- Identity.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Added Author Collins, Donald, 1994- author.
Other Form: Online version: Collins, Mary, 1961- At the broken places. Boston, Massachusetts : Beacon Press, [2017] 9780807088364 (DLC) 2016056899
ISBN 9780807088357 (paperback ; alkaline paper)
0807088358 (paperback ; alkaline paper)

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