Becoming Who We Are (2024)


In a collection of stories from across the spectrum of real-life experience, nine members of the trans community share their inspirational childhood stories. These are tales of questioning, affirming, transitioning, and growing up; courageous, gripping accounts from musicians, actors, teachers, scientists, forest rangers, and activists of how they overcame their unique challenges to become who they truly are.

From: A Wave Blue World

Notes on This Title

This is a collection of stories adapted from the lived experiences of nine trans people. They are:

  • Sam Long, who is Chinese-American-Canadian and a trans man.
  • Robbi  Mecus, who is a trans woman.
  • Brooke Guinan, who is nonbinary.
  • Kate Stone, who is an English trans woman.
  • Robbie Ahmed who is of Bangladeshi descent and a trans man.
  • Diamond Stylz, who is a Black trans woman.
  • Marli Washington, who is trans man who describes his experiences with alcoholism.
  • Robin Aguilar who is genderfluid and Latinx.
  • Rebekah Brueshoff, who is a trans girl whose dad is a Lutheran minister.




“In the comic anthology Becoming Who We Are, transgender origin stories are just as difficult and beautiful as anyone else’s.” (Source: Foreword Reviews)

“Inspiring and honest accounts from relatable role models.” (Source: Kirkus Reviews)


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