Letters for My Brothers: Transitional Wisdom in Retrospect

Letters for My Brothers: Transitional Wisdom in Retrospect


  • Paperback
  • 157 pages
  • Letters for My Brothers: Transitional Wisdom in Retrospect
  • Megan M. Rohrer
  • English
  • 15 March 2017

10 thoughts on “Letters for My Brothers: Transitional Wisdom in Retrospect

  1. Sally Sally says:

    Letters for My Brothers is one of those books that I agreed to read, but wasn t really sure I wanted to review It s not that I didn t expect it to be good, or that I felt obligated, or anything negative Instead, it s that I didn t expect to relate to it, and I was concerned that disconnect might be hard to keep out of a review After all, when you re going one way on the gender spectrum, it s hard to imagine anybody wanting to go the other way.Much to my surprise and delight , I found that co Letters for My Brothers is one of those books that I agreed to read, but wasn t really sure I wanted to review It s not that I didn t expect it to be good, or that I felt obligated, or anything negative Instead, it s that I didn t expect to relate to it, and I was concerned that disconnect might be hard to keep out of a review After all, when you re going one way on the gender spectrum, it s hard to imagine anybody wanting to go the other way.Much to my surprise and delight , I found that connection early on, and realised that many of the themes and concepts being expressed are universal You don t have to be FTM female to male to appreciate the struggles and triumphs of the authors here Heck, you don t even have to be transgendered to appreciate them we all have at least one significant aspect of our life that we struggle against and worry about, as well as a few secrets that we keep from those we love as often to protect them as ourselves On top of all that, the central theme of body image is one of those things that we never really stop thinking about, no matter who we are or how old we get.These are stories about curiosity, discovery, and realization They re also stories about exposure, revelation, and condemnation Each of these authors has truly been there, done that and their words of advice and encouragement to the next generation are all thewelcome for it Some entries are reminiscences on the past, while others are letters written to their past selves Some areself aware than others, but they all demonstrate a tenderness and understanding and, in many cases, clear frustration with the young women who once wore their shoes.There is a strong spiritual presence to the collection three of the contributors hold a professional role within their respective religions that initially made me uncomfortable, expecting the worst in where they were heading, but I m pleased to say their entries were some of my favourites In fact, if I could have the chance to sit and talk with any of the contributors here, it would be Raven Kaldera, an FTM shaman who lives quite happily with his MTF wife and his FTM partner His story, and his approach, really spoke to me, and made me pause a number of times to ponder the questions being asked.It s entirely fitting that the collection ends with a piece entitled Enjoy the Journey by Matt Kailey, because the book itself is a journey, and clearly it s the shared experience that matters We all have regrets, things we wish we could have done differently, and things we wish we could change about our past selves, but Matt reminds us that those things are part of who we are today, and should be honoured, not discarded Without them, we wouldn t be who we are today, and for many of these contributors, where they are is precisely where they need to be.Wise words, from a wonderful collection Think of it as It Gets Better for the transgender communitya message that is always welcome


  2. Night Hobbit Night Hobbit says:

    Exceptional transitional wisdom by FTMs for FTMs but gender really isn t the issue It s a book ALL transfolk should read and without doubt will enjoy.


  3. Tia Pegram Tia Pegram says:

    Excellent book Gives enormous insight into the transitional experience of transmen.


  4. Broker Broker says:

    I have read many books on transition and this one is my favorite The book is compromised of several guys perspective on transition FTM , what their experience was like, reactions from others, etc One thing I love about the book is that you can read it cover to cover or you can jump around Some letters are a few pages and some are longer If you are someone that has a hard time finishing a book, this one will definitely keep your attention because each perspective is so different As someone I have read many books on transition and this one is my favorite The book is compromised of several guys perspective on transition FTM , what their experience was like, reactions from others, etc One thing I love about the book is that you can read it cover to cover or you can jump around Some letters are a few pages and some are longer If you are someone that has a hard time finishing a book, this one will definitely keep your attention because each perspective is so different As someone in the early stages of transition, this book gave me the most amount of information in a short period of time and put many of my thoughts and feelings into words After reading this book, I realize I am not alone I would highly recommend this to any FTM no matter where they are in transition or to any of their family, friends, therapists, supporters, etc


  5. Quinn Quinn says:

    This book includes a variety of perspectives of trans men writing about their transitions Thought provoking, insightful and helpful I d recommend to all trans folks and allies who want to better understand transition.


  6. Avery Avery says:

    I wish I had read this book sooner.


  7. Susan Hailes Susan Hailes says:

    I ll probably refer to this againFelt so impactful that I think I m going to have to come back to it and make notes next time.


  8. Christopher Moss Christopher Moss says:

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Letters for My Brothers: Transitional Wisdom in Retrospect❮Read❯ ➸ Letters for My Brothers: Transitional Wisdom in Retrospect ➻ Author Megan M. Rohrer – Centrumpowypadkowe.co.uk In today s fast paced world, the internet can provide quick answers to personal questions But when an individual raised by society to live, breathe and look at the world with female eyes transitions t In today s fast paced world, My Brothers: eBook ☆ the internet can provide quick answers to personal questions But when an individual raised by society to live, breathe and look at the world with female eyes transitions to male, some of the most enlightening, helpful and profound advice can only come in retrospect Letter to my Brothers, features essays from respected transmen mentors who share the wisdom they wish they would have known at the beginning of Letters for Kindle - their journey into manhood % of the proceeds are donated to the FtM Mentors Project of TransMentors International.


About the Author: Megan M. Rohrer

Megan M Rohrer the pastor of My Brothers: eBook ☆ Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church and Executive Director of Welcome a communal response to poverty in San Francisco, CA Pastor Rohrer was a honorable mention as an Unsung Hero of Compassion by His Holiness the Dalai Lama, received an Honorary Doctorate from Palo Alto University, was presented a medal of tolerance by the King of Tallo in Indonesia, won an Award of Merit at three film festivals, Out Letters for Kindle - History s Since Stonewall, Local History Competition and was a finalist for a Lambda Literary Award in transgender nonfiction Pastor Megan is an author, artist, activist and educator who speaks and preaches nationally on issues of homelessness, sexuality and gender.