August 2017 Non-fiction Beacon Press

At the Broken Places: A Mother and Trans Son Pick Up the Pieces Mary Collins, Donald Collins


Paperback | Aug 2017 | Beacon Press | 9780807088357 | 192pp | 203x133mm | Temporarily unavailable | GEN | AUD$19.99, NZD$24.99

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.