FREE READ À Symptoms of Being Human

SUMMARY Symptoms of Being Human

FREE READ À Symptoms of Being Human ↠ The first thing you’re going to want to know about me is Am I a boy or am I a girlRiley Cavanaugh is many things Punk rock Snarky Rebellious And gender fluid Some days Riley identifies as a boy and others as a girl The thing is Riley isn’t exactly out yet And between starting a new school and having a cNg for reelection in uber conservative Orange County the pressure media and otherwise is building up in Riley’s so called “normal” lifeOn the advice of a therapist Riley starts an anonymous blog to vent those pent up feelings and tell the truth of what it’s REALLY like to be a gender fluid teenager But just as Riley’s s. view spoilerI'm so tired of cis people writing stories where trans people are sexually assaultedI know it happens I know this is part of many trans people's stories especially if they're trans women andor people of colour I know the statistics; they've been burned into my brain I know how unsafe it is to be trans But when you compare trans stories written by trans people with trans stories written by cis people you invariably come up with patterns One of those patterns is that when cis people write our stories they almost inevitably follow the trajectory of closeted struggles coming out or being outed sexual assault struggles optional happily ever after That's true to some trans people's stories for sure but there is so much to our lives than coming out and violence and it seems that only other trans people ever want to tell those truths hide spoiler

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The first thing you’re going to want to know about me is Am I a boy or am I a girlRiley Cavanaugh is many things Punk rock Snarky Rebellious And gender fluid Some days Riley identifies as a boy and others as a girl The thing is Riley isn’t exactly out yet And between starting a new school and having a congressman father runni. The first thing you’re going to want to know about me is Am I a boy or am I a girl I'm glad this book exists I really am Unlike What We Left Behind which completely misrepresents gender fluidity Symptoms of Being Human provides plenty of information about being gender fluid reminds us that there are many ways to be gender fluid and will probably make gender fluid teens feel less aloneBUT I am a real believer in the power of fiction In my life I have taken from powerful stories than I have from any reference book encyclopaedia or biography I truly believe that a tale about someone going through the same experiences is so much meaningful than reading up on the facts And I think that's where this book loses somethingSymptoms of Being Human is very informative told by a charismatic narrator called Riley Riley is a sympathetic character and the bullying they endure will surely speak to readers But it still feels like a lot of information and no story arc Riley explains over and over what gender fluidity means how it makes them feel every day what it was like being a child in a gendered toy store The plot however is virtually non existent This information kind of hangs around without direction and there is no sense that the book is ever going anywhere What are we reading towards There is nothing to discover No sense that Riley is waiting to come out or anything like that It's an exploration of everyday thoughts and personally I thought it wasn't enoughIt's almost good Perhaps it would have made a better short story rather than a full length novel Perhaps it will work for readers who have never heard of gender fluidity and are prepared to read lots of information For those already open minded and somewhat informed it's a little boringI think a much powerful LGBT book though about being transgender not gender fluid is George That book is subtle with the information weaved into a story that is heartbreaking without feeling manipulative I really wish Symptoms of Being Human had delivered something eually powerfulHowever I appreciate that Riley's biological sex is never revealed I'm sure many readers will see that as a mystery to be solved but that misses the point of the whole book I'm glad we never know what's in Riley's pants You know why Because it's none of our damn business Blog | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Youtube | Pinterest

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Symptoms of Being HumanTarting to settle in at school even developing feelings for a mysterious outcast the blog goes viral and an unnamed commenter discovers Riley’s real identity threatening exposure Riley must make a choice walk away from what the blog has created a lifeline new friends a cause to believe in or stand up come out and risk everythin. The world is a better place because this book exists It will make readers compassionate and empathetic I can't think of a stronger endorsement than that