Forty Years To Lifeby Brenda Bradford Wardaddresses the problem of gender identity conflict by taking a penetrating look at the life, philosophy, and unfortunate circumstances of a person leading a life in hiding.
Forty Years To Life is a reminder that an enormous population of people suffers alone in silence and shame, shunned by a hostile society that fails to address their needs. This book will help readers understand the seriousness and complexities of gender identity conflict and offer hope, strength, comfort, and solace to those affected.
Forty Years to Life by Brenda is a riveting firsthand account of a life in hiding and an eloquent plea for the compassion and understanding that could have saved those years. It provides cold hard facts, step-by-step action steps, and comprehensive research for parents and society about gender identity conflict.
A set of firsthand accounts from the transgendered perspective, this book brings to light the realities of lives lived in secret as it provides accurate solutions to the complex issues surrounding gender identity. Although this is a challenging subject for most people to understand, the author's account offers a more personal perspective than any other book on the subject currently available. As a result, readers will find themselves pulled into the vortex of her experiences and the emotional roller coaster that has been her life.
When asked about the book, the author, Ms.Ward, said, "This is a book of history, a story of survival, a chronicle of the conflict between what is real and what is unreal. It's a journey from the depths of hell to the high peaks of self-worth and happiness. It is a true story about the triumph of truth over deception, bravery over cowardice, and honor over shame. It is about being true to oneself despite all odds."
She was describing the author's experiences to date in a heterosexually oriented world that never accepted her as 'normal' because she was born with an actual gender identity conflict. Her story details her odyssey from infancy through adulthood, revealing the challenging life she endured to conform to societal expectations. Revealing her present life in new terminology in a guarded community while making no apologies for who she is, she's a survival expert. Brenda's courageous decision to share her story both illuminates the inner conflict that so many transgendered individuals face and provides insight into the societal struggles they endure.
Forty Years to Life is an exhaustively researched, well-documented book that offers an extensive overview of gender identity conflict. The alarm sounded by "Forty Years To Life" is that society increasingly is convincing that small number of children to hide their gender identity conflict. For greater than 99% of the world's population that has no real GIC, wonderful! May they revel in their lack of conflict.
Offering exceptional insight into the psychological and sociological aspects of transsexualism, it's a must-read for anyone exploring gender identity, whether personally or professionally. As it is, most of the individuals who read this book will find a new understanding of their problems and thereby change the way they, in turn, address gender identity conflicts in their environment.