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Aging With Dignity: A Transgender Perspective


Aging With Dignity: A Transgender Perspective

Michael Eric Brown

Print ISBN-13: 978-0-9968309-8-0
Print ISBN-10: 0-9968309-8-7
Ebook ISBN-13: 978-0-9968309-9-7
Ebook ISBN-10: 0-9968309-9-5

Scheduled for release early 2019

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ABOUT THE BOOK

Trans elders tell their stories and their concerns on aging in this ground-breaking new book on this under-researched, frequently overlooked, and often invalidated topic in contemporary literary works regarding the transgender population.

This book is in two parts, with the first part presenting perspectives on the issues of aging and being trans from a semi-academic perspective. Some of the topics covered will be retirement, health care (including hospitals, physicians, various medical personnel, care facilities, and caregivers), loneliness and social isolation, depression, elder abuse, loss of dignity, ageism, legal concerns, finances, and more.

The second part of the book are the stories and experiences of these older trans individuals in their journeys into becoming and living as trans elders. This includes their successes as well as challenges, strategies developed to live comfortably or cope with life in its various facets, and moving forward through the process, and most specifically, how are trans elders preparing for old age or coping with already being there and the issues, or non-issues, that are encountered or anticipate.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Michael Eric Brown is the Founding Executive Director of TransMentors International, Inc., a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting trans and non-binary individuals in their day-to-day lives. He is a member of the American Psychological Association, the World Professional Association of Transgender Health, the Transgender Aging Network (TAN), the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, and the Society for Psychological Study of Social Issues. Michael is a scholar and researcher who is interested in how people’s thoughts, feelings, and behaviors are influenced by the actual, imagined, or implied presence of others, and examines group behavior and its relationship to social prejudice and discrimination, specifically in the field of gender studies. He is known for his contributions both on and offline in the realm of social justice and gender concerns. He has published a number of books on the transmasculine experience as well as other subjects.

Challenging Genders: Non-Binary Experiences of Those Assigned Female at Birth

Challenging Genders: Non-Binary Experiences of Those Assigned Female at Birth
An Annotated Anthology

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Cover Art Copyright© 2017 Daywalker. Cover Design Copyright© 2017 Boundless Endeavors.

Edited by:
Michael Eric Brown
Day Walker

ISBN-13:  978-0-9968309-6-6 (Print)
ISBN-10:  0-9968309-6-0  (Print)
ISBN-13:  978-0-9968309-7-3 (Ebook)
ISBN-10:  0-9968309-7-9 (Ebook)

“….This long-overdue manuscript provides an essential foundation for those seeking answers about the diversity of gender.

Shaun-Adrián Choflá, Ed.D. – Anti-Bias Educator and Scholar

“…outstanding educational and emotional work that will help to dissolve the lines that separate us as well as lift the curtain of ignorance that permeates this subject.Ms. Kari Samantha McAllister, Gender Lecturer, Library Commissioner, Hayward, CA

ABOUT THE BOOK

Challenging Genders is an introduction to non-binary individuals who were, in this case, assigned as female at birth but do not identify as strictly binary male or female. The book delves into a number of gender identities and what it means to be first perceived as a girl, then a woman and not identifying as either but instead identify as non-binary.

These are people who you meet and speak with every day. When you go to work, when you play your weekend sports, when you’re grocery shopping – they are there. They are your doctors, your teachers, your hairdressers, your attorneys, your neighbors, your friends, and yes, even your children, siblings, and parents.

Readers will learn about terminologies (including the ones defined by personal experience), common attitudes and perceptions in society, and issues such as pronoun usage, misgendering, gender expectations, and discrimination. Part I is concentrated on education, while Part II consists of the contributed stories of sixteen non-binary individuals who have chosen to share their stories with the world.

ABOUT THE AUTHORS

Michael Eric Brown is the Founding Executive Director of TransMentors International, Inc., a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting trans and non-binary individuals in their day-to-day lives. He is known for his contributions both on and offline, especially in the realm of social justice and gender concerns.

A scholar who is interested in how people’s thoughts, feelings, and behaviors are influenced by the actual, imagined, or implied presence of others, Michael is working his way towards a PhD in Social Psychology in order to provide vital research on the lives of trans and non-binary individuals. As a professional freelance writer, he writes on a variety of subjects and engages his readers with his unique writing style. He has published a number of books on the transmasculine experience as well as other subjects

Day Walker was born in 1965 in Oakland, California. Their focus on Behaviorial Psychology has enabled them to provide deep insights into the transgender and Butch-Femme communities through their writing as well as gender related discussion on platforms such as forums, social media groups and conference panel discussions. For over 20 years they have been an active participant and Mentor in the Butch Femme Community promoting the dynamics of diversity and the spirit of inclusion within the Culture. Daywalker is Agender and now resides in the mountains of Northern California with their wife after having spent much of their career meandering through the Motorcycle industry. They have been described as a Hippy, a Modern day Philosopher, a Peace maker, a reflective Author, an Artist of the Fluorescence, and a Gender anomalous.

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Defining Myself: Transmasculine Experience Through Poetry

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Defining Myself:
Transmasculine Experience Through Poetry
Edited by Michael Eric Brown & Max Andeo Meyer
ISBN-13:  978-0-9968309-4-2 (Print)
ISBN-10:  0-9968309-4-4 (Print)
ISBN-13:  978-0-9968309-5-9 (Ebook)
ISBN-10:  0-9968309-5-2 (Ebook)

The collective works of thirty-eight individuals who have revealed their deepest emotions in written word. Over seventy poems putting a voice to the process of living authentically in one’s gender. Words which have come from the depths of their beings—from the ache of depression, the fiery pits of anger, darkness of their fears, and the deep wells of loss; as well as from their journeys of change to their passions of joy and acceptance.

All are transmasculine, meaning they identify somewhere on the masculine side of the gender spectrum. Some may be fully transitioned female-to-male (FTM) while others may be non-binary, gender fluid or simply transmasculine, with or without having gone through a physical transition. It is not the physical that makes the person—it is the self-identification, the self-love and self-acceptance—and it is all these experiences in each of these individuals that help create our diverse community of transmasculine folks.

Authors: I.A. Avery, Shaun B., Isaac Oscar Bainbridge, Grayson Barnes, Michael Eric Brown, Will P. Craig, Al Cusack, Emrys Fevre, Tygh Lawrence-Clark, Joshua Daniel Hunt, TJ Isaacs, Mitch Kellaway, Noah Mendez, Max Andeo Meyer, Para Modha, kaleb morrison, Casey O., Johnny W. Payne, Marval A Rex, S, Oliver Robertson, Noah S., Aaron Schmidt, Kai Schweizer, Liam J. Smietanski, Maverick Smith, Emrys Sparks, Dane Trotti, Char Utton, Jesse W., Joshua “Tygerwolfe” Ward, C. T. Whitley, Howie Wielandt, Dexter J Wiseman, Gavin Wyer, Caden Rocker, Owen Paul Karcher, Eugene SG Massey

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A Herstory of Transmasculine Identities

A Herstory of Transmasculine Identities
An Annotated Anthology
By Michael Eric Brown
Foreword by Joe Ippolito, PsyD., LICSW

ISBN-13:  978-0-9968309-2-8 (print)
ISBN-10: 0-9968309-2-8 (print)
ISBN-13: 978-0-9968309-3-5 (e-book)
ISBN-10:  0-9968309-3-6 (e-book)

Unravelling the complex intersections of FTM gender transitions, lesbianism and feminism…

Author Michael Eric Brown’s book, A Herstory of Transmasculine Identities: An Annotated Anthology, is intended to be educational for all audiences, including professionals and academics. Preparation for the book included academic research, phenomenological experiences, surveys, questionnaires. and personal discussions.

What People Are Saying

…. a provocative and important exploration of trans men’s experiences and identities… – Masen Davis, co-director of Global Action for Trans Equality

…. a valuable work to the literature of genderqueer and transgender theory…. an unexamined need for many female-to-male trans individuals to continue to honor a past connection to the lesbian community…. controversial and complex, stretching the relatively new field of trans-scholarship in important ways. Patrick Califia, author of Sex Changes: The Politics of Transgenderism

.… part anthology, part memoir, part Trans 101, part academic exploration of masculine identities attached to bodies assigned female at birth…. a trans masculine feminist perspective to reflecti​ve questions about gender and sexuality and accepts what others might find incongruent, including that trans men have herstories to embrace.​– Jacob Anderson-Minshall, co-author Queerly Beloved: A Love Story Across Genders.

…. offers an important glimpse into the lives of trans masculine people as they explore their identity in a manner that brings to the fore the stark reality of what is means to live in one’s truth. lore m. dickey, PhD., Assistant Professor and Training Director, Northern Arizona University

About The Book

Transmasculine-identified individuals can identify anywhere on the sexual orientation spectrum, as well as they can use a variety of terms to describe their gender. Additionally, these individuals span across all cultures, ethnicities and classes, and come from all walks of life. Each of the individuals in this book acknowledge their past and their experiences of being socialized as female prior to their journeys that brought them to where they are now.

This book shares stories of those individuals who came from the lesbian community and how they arrived at the place they are now in their identities. There are also stories from those who were not a part of the lesbian community but adhered to a strong feminist perspective, having to overcome reservations of moving from a gender associated with oppression to one associated with privilege. These stories encompass a variety of experiences with exploring gender, sexuality, and identity.

The book is presented in two parts: Part One explores the deeper meanings, definitions and embodiments of gender, sexuality, and identity, including the social and personal politics of each, while Part Two contains the stories and experiences of individuals who welcome this opportunity to share their lives in order to facilitate understanding, acceptance and education.

This book is not intended to portray the experience of all female-to-male individuals, nor is it in any way saying that transmasculine people are lesbian, but rather it is to fill a void in literature for a particular group of men in the trans community. Not all transmasculine individuals have these experiences, but many do. This book is providing an opportunity for those who want their voices heard, and for those who wish to share their lives. These individual’s voices are equally significant and to be respected in the greater trans community like any other voice. It is an opportunity for the rest of us to learn from them.

The book is available at most online retailers including Barnes and Noble and others.

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Pencil Me In: A Trans Perspective in a Gendered World

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Pencil Me In: A Trans Perspective in a Gendered World
By Michael Eric Brown
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0-9968309-0-1 (print)
ISBN-13: 978-0-9968309-0-4 (print)
ISBN-10: 0-9968309-1-X (e-book)
ISBN-13: 978-0-9968309-1-1 (ebook)

Michael Eric Brown shares not only his personal life as a transgender man, but he also talks candidly about gender roles and societal expectations. Approaching the subjects with frankness and occasional humor, he shares his experiences as well as those of countless others in the transgender community in order to communicate openly what it means to be a transgender individual in today’s society.

MORE ABOUT THE BOOK
This book presents a straight-forward examination of definitions and perceptions of gender roles and expectations, and the oppression transgender people are forced to overcome due to these expectations. Covering areas such as the language of gender, feminist views, oppression and more, Michael approaches the subject of being transgender in a world that is still struggling to acknowledge that gender really isn’t just a black and white binary concept. He applies personal examples, observations and statistics in order to enlighten and educate in an informative and reader-friendly style.

Pencil Me in was written in small increments over several years and ultimately the pieces have become chapters in the book. Michael shares his experiences of growing up as a victim of Munchausen by Proxy from his drug-addicted mother, incest, overcoming intense anger issues and the years of healing and self-discoveries to finally become the person he is now.

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
In Michael Eric Brown’s latest book, Pencil Me In, he leads us through the challenges and triumphs of his life and transition from a man trapped inside the body of a genetic female. His struggles through childhood physical and sexual abuse, psychological turmoil, drug use and trying to fit into the lesbian world are all remarkable, but not as much as his path to finding peace and happiness as a man. People interested in gender, others who are faced with their own, or a loved one’s transition, and therapists/academics who wish to understand and share the insider’s view of the gendered world will find this book a necessity.” – David S Bathory, PsyD, Bathory International, Specialist in LBGTQI & Trauma

Everyone who is trans or gender questioning, or has family that is or works with these interesting people should read this book that gives such good advice and insight into our changing world.” – Just Evelyn, Author, “Mom, I Need to be a Girl”

Pencil Me In is available in Paperback and digital editions.

On Passing – A Play in One Act

 

 

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It’s not always easy being a transgender individual, and the journey to self-authenticity can be filled with much pain and loss; from losing loved ones as well as employment and housing. Not to be overlooked is the risk these individuals take with their very lives in order to be themselves. This short play depicts the violent result of discrimination that many transgender people face in daily life
As the term “transgender” begins to reverberate in contemporary society, the hearts and minds of once closed-minded people are beginning to open. With the presence of well-known transgender people paving the way, life for transgender individuals is becoming more tolerable, but there is still a long road ahead to achieve freedom and equality without fear of violence and discrimination.
For far too long, transgender men, women and youth have hidden behind a curtain of secrecy for fear of losing all they hold important in their lives. As more and more stand up for their rights and their very existence, the fact remains in most of today’s world that these individuals are still persecuted simply for living their lives and being true to themselves.
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The Fibonacci Sequence – The World Bursting With Numbers

 

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ISBN-13: 978-1-3103014-4-5
The real-world examples in this short but informative book are far from comprehensive. One can look in nearly every direction and see examples of the Fibonacci Sequence. Whether one believes the Big Bang Theory or some divine entity created our world, a recurring theme permeates throughout life as we know it, one that is represented in earth and its galaxy as well as in plants, animals and humans.

The theme is represented not only in the lowly snail and sunflowers, for instance, but also within human DNA and in the infinite number of galaxies of our universe. This theme is called The Fibonacci Sequence, named after a man who lived over eight centuries ago, Leonardo Pisano Bigollo, better known as Fibonacci.It is, quite figuratively, in the eye of the beholder to see it. One only needs to open one’s mind, whether or not one considers themselves a mathematician, to the fact that this fascinating set of numbers abounds throughout all of earth and the heavens, encompassing a vast expanse of organic and non-organic matter.About the Author

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The Death Penalty: A Persuasive Argument

 

 

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In researching numerous studies, texts and case files, it becomes apparent that both sides can view the same information and manipulate the meaning of the texts to benefit their own agenda.

The “morality” of the death penalty is subjective, and therefore, a “right” interpretation is nearly impossible. There are a plethora of variables to consider when forming perceptions and opinions, from race, as this book shows us, to gender and socioeconomics. Not to mention the possibility of innocence, religious values, deterrent factors, publicity, political gains, and so much more.

Using texts from the Fifth, Eighth and Fourteenth Amendments, as well as those from notable Supreme Court cases, Brown has approached the subject of the Death Penalty both methodically and with caution to form a valid argumentative response.

Dr. Jeffery Johnson, a Philosophy instructor of nearly 40 years and has published over 20 academic articles through his career, had this to say about the argument presented in this book:

“This is a remarkably good argument. You demonstrate great understanding of IBE, and of my argument. Your own research is thorough and impressive. I will be reading carefully your sources, and probably have to alter my argument a bit.”

This short book was written from an academic and philosophical perspective in examining the texts of the U.S. Constitution and certain pertinent court files to examine the subject of the Death Penalty as administered in the United States today. It is written in argument form, and utilizes IBE (Inference to the Best Explanation).

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