The Awesome Autistic Guide for Trans Teens book review

Awesome
The Awesome Autistic Guide for Trans Teens by Yenn Purkis and Sam Pose
112 pages
published June 21st, 2022

Calling all awesome autistic trans teens! Yenn Purkis and Sam Rose want you to live your best authentic life – and this handy book will show you how!

With helpful explanations, tips and activities, plus examples of famous trans and gender divergent people on the autism spectrum, this user-friendly guide will help you to navigate the world as an awesome autistic trans teen.

Covering a huge range of topics including coming out, masking, different gender identities, changing your name, common issues trans and gender divergent people face and ways to help overcome them, building a sense of pride and much, much more, it will empower you to value yourself and thrive exactly as you are.

Look, it is pretty neat that a huge percentage of autistic people are also trans, or do gender in a Different way than expected, and I think this is very cool. And this book thinks that’s really cool too! I think this book is written in a really accessible way, a really good “also we have experienced the same things you might be thinking and this is what we did” book, and again, I am really glad that this book is written as “nothing about us without us” (vs. Own Voices). I also think that this book doesn’t sound too ‘fake’ or enthusiastic, it feels genuinely helpful. Five stars. 

Bookshop link here.

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