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You and Your Gender Identity: A Guide to Discovery
Dara Hoffman-Fox
Skyhorse Publishing Inc / Softcover / 2017-09-01 / 1510723056
price: $22.99
320 pages
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Are you wrestling with questions surrounding your gender that just don’t seem to go away? Do you want answers to questions about your gender identity, but aren’t sure how to get started?In this groundbreaking guide, Dara Hoffman-Fox, LPC—accomplished gender therapist and thought leader whose articles, blogs, and videos have empowered thousands worldwide—helps you navigate your journey of self-discovery in three approachable stages: preparation, reflection, and exploration.

In You and Your Gender Identity, you will learn:

• Why understanding your gender identity is core to embracing your full being
• How to sustain the highs and lows of your journey with resources, connection, and self-care
• How to uncover and move through your feelings of fear, loneliness, and doubt
• Why it’s important to examine your past through the lens of gender exploration
• How to discover and begin living as your authentic self
• What options you have after making your discoveries about your gender identity


“Dara’s comprehensive guide presents a detailed walkthrough of the process of more firmly establishing your gender . . . With an impressively detailed toolkit of exercises, Dara’s book has the potential to streamline and accelerate this process in an extraordinary fashion. This is the book I wish I had on hand when I felt helpless in the face of my anxiety about my changing body.” —Zinnia Jones

“I wish a book like You and Your Gender Identity: A Guide to Discovery had been available when I began to question my gender identity . . . Had I been exposed to the concepts found within these pages back then, I might have been spared some of the intrapersonal and interpersonal struggles that ensued.” —Zander Keig, LCSW

About the Authors:

ZINNIA JONES is a trans feminist writer, video blogger, and activist based in Florida. Her web series, “Gender Analysis,” offers a research-oriented and experience-based inside look at issues of gender in society and their impact on trans people. She focuses on topics including community outreach, gender self-realization, healthcare, and the history of trans science. You can find her videos, publications, and media appearances at

SAM DYLAN FINCH is a transgender writer, activist, and editor living in the San Francisco Bay Area. Sam is the founder of Let’s Queer Things Up!, a blog examining the intersections of mental health and queerness; he is also an editor at the magazine Everyday Feminism. He is best known for his powerful narratives about his life as genderqueer and bipolar. Find him on social media @SamDylanFinch, or on his website,

ZANDER KEIG, LCSW is co-editor of the 2011 Lambda Literary Transgender Non-fiction Finalist Letters for My Brothers: Transitional Wisdom in Retrospect, co-editor of the 2015 Lambda Literary Transgender Nonfiction Nominee Manning Up: Transsexual Men on Finding Brotherhood, Family & Themselves, co-author of “Transgender Veterans Are Inadequately Understood by Health Care Providers,” and is featured in the 2014 awardwinning illustrated documentary “Zanderology.” Zander works as a US Navy Healthcare social worker with active duty military personnel in the San Diego area. Zander’s website can be found at

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