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Tomorrow Will Be Different
Tomorrow Will Be Different: Love, Loss, and the Fight for Trans Equality | Sarah McBride
A captivating memoir that will change the way we look at identity and equality in this country Before she became the first transgender person to speak at a national political convention in 2016 at the age of twenty-six, Sarah McBride struggled with the decision to come outnot just to her family but to the students of American University, where she was serving as student body president. Shed known she was a girl from her earliest memories, but it wasnt until the Facebook post announcing her truth went viral that she realized just how much impact her story could have on the country. Four years later, McBride was one of the nations most prominent transgender activists, walking the halls of the White House, advocating inclusive legislation, and addressing the country in the midst of a heated presidential election. She had also found her first love and future husband, Andy, a trans man and fellow activist, who complemented her in every way . . . until cancer tragically intervened. Informative, heartbreaking, and profoundly empowering, Tomorrow Will Be Different is McBrides story of love and loss and a powerful entry point into the LGBTQ communitys battle for equal rights and what it means to be openly transgender. From issues like bathroom access to health care to gender in America, McBride weaves the important political and cultural milestones into a personal journey that will open hearts and change minds. As McBride urges: We must never be a country that says theres only one way to love, only one way to look, and only one way to live. The fight for equality and freedom has only just begun.
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feminismandyoga
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A great read for anyone looking for books on trans equality! It's not Pride Month, but do we really have to wait for that one month to pay attention to their fight? ⠀
Check out Sarah McBride's memoir. There's a lot of good stuff. She does an amazing job of including probable outcomes within her story and making sure the reader gets a full picture of trans issues while also telling a very personal and nuanced story. She's really quite impressive.⠀

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alisonrose
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Rating a memoir feels odd, like you‘re saying “this is how many stars I give your life.” So you have to separate the “life” from other stuff. McBride has had quite a journey so far & for the most part writes powerfully about her experience as a trans woman fighting for equality. But it was heavier on the personal stuff than I expected, got a bit repetitive, & stayed fairly 101. Think it just needed a stronger editing hand. Still recommend! 3/5 ⭐️

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Transgender ppl shouldn‘t be treated w/dignity b/c of how some of us look;we should be treated w/dignity b/c we are human beings. The trans community is as diverse as any community. Some...conform to traditional expressions of gender, while others transgress those boundaries in various ways, just like cisgender ppl. If our pursuit of equality is built on the ability of some of us to blend in, then we will leave many of the most marginalized behind

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Major eyeroll at “Foreword by Joe Biden” but otherwise I‘m glad to finally be picking this one up. (Yes, I‘m a Democrat, but I‘m a far left progressive who wants the old white dudes to just step the fuck aside for once in their lives, especially when they get all grumpypants anytime anyone challenges them about anything. Sorry, rant over. Time to read!) #nowreading

violabrain This book is amazing! 5mo
marleed I loved this book so much that when I finished I immediately put it in a LFL in hopes the next reader would be equally touched. Now I wish I‘d placed a sticky notes inside to tell them so! 5mo
rachelk Ok, I just added this to my reading list. I love your comment regarding the forward ❤️🙌🎉 5mo
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alisonrose @violabrain 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻 5mo
alisonrose @marleed Oh, but it‘s terrific that you shared it! 5mo
alisonrose @rachelk 😏😏😏 5mo
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marleed
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I tend to keep or collect impactful books so my shelves are filled with books of significant meaning. However, as I head out this morning the tagged is going in a LFL. The memoir of this young, thoughtful, intelligent, ambitious transgender woman and the people in her life is inspiring. I hope someone else will pick it out, read it, and be forevermore a bit more compassionate. ...And vote.

NaomiO I have heard that it is a wonderful book. 6mo
marleed @NaomiO Oh my gosh, so often there is so much sadness in the life of a trans person. Sarah‘s life is one of joy (with love evident in times of sadness). It is a wonderful testament to a person‘s potential when they are loved for the core of who they are. 6mo
ValerieAndBooks Some books just need to be shared 💖 6mo
marleed @ValerieAndBooks I believe this is the first time where Ive let go of my specific book because stacking on my shelves could be a missed opportunity in compassion. 6mo
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ontheBL
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Sarah McBride is more than a trans woman; she is extraordinary. Tomorrow Will Be Better is a memoir about her life and the obstacles she has encountered and overcome. From the personal to the political, she writes with honesty, dignity, and kindness. I read the entire book through happy, sad, and hopeful tears.

https://onthebl.org/2019/06/15/tomorrow-will-be-better/

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"There are few things more dangerous to a transgender woman than the risk of a straight man not totally comfortable in his sexuality or masculinity realizing he is attracted to her.”

Weaponxgirl That just broke my heart. 💔 10mo
Bookwomble @Weaponxgirl I think it's the unconscious basis of much transphobia. 10mo
Weaponxgirl @Bookwomble that makes sense. It‘s the sort of thing I wish terfs would focus on as most women in general have been in a situation where they feel that kind of fear from a straight man. I wish they would focus on that and how much more we have in common in issues rather than trying to other trans women. 10mo
Bookwomble @Weaponxgirl I sometimes think the acronym should be"tecfs" as their attitudes often seem more conservative than radical (though "tecfs" is harder to pronounce!) 10mo
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brandybear22
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Vulnerability breeds empathy, Empathy fosters support, Support leads to action.

Provide positivity , reinforce hope. That‘s powerful.

brandybear22 @kgriffith I finished it! 1y
kgriffith Well done 😊 I‘ve been listening to it and have 3 hours left, so I‘ll probably finish on tomorrow‘s drive. 1y
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kgriffith
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“‘And if Jesus can love the leper, then I can vote for this bill.‘ A faulty comparison to be sure, but, given the circumstances, I‘d most definitely take it.” 😂

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kgriffith
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Starting this one on audio for our local queer book club later this month. I‘ve gotta say again, I‘ve been incredibly impressed with Scribd: so many popular, well-known, timely titles, both fiction and non-fiction, are immediately available as audio and/or ebook, with others only a week‘s hold out. My most-used media subscription, hands down.

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brandybear22
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Plane reading last night, about a third through. Her story is through a political lens. It is interesting to read about the internal struggle someone has, when they have had privilege protect them from so much. Not a judgment, it is hard enough for someone to deal with our society as a trans person; it is interesting to read about, without the context of the struggle related to other intersectionalities or the ability to change circumstances.

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kgriffith
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Saturday, I attended the first annual meeting of our local trans support org. Sunday, trans folks learned that they are being specifically targeted by our government. In this program is the MTN budget. Let‘s blow the “Monthly Giving” income out of the water. $5 a month will literally save lives. https://donorbox.org/thrive

RaimeyGallant I'm sorry to hear there's still oppression at this level. 1y
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A journey from self- loathing to self- acceptance to fear about being a trans, nothing stopped Sarah from her goal, becoming an intern in the white house.
Coming out as gay was difficult, being surrounded with supportive loving acceptance, not just tolerance made it positive for everyone.
Amazing Everyone should read this.
Highly recommended
The forward by Joe Biden is absolutely wonderful, and on point.
Full review goodreads.com/overtheedge

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daniwithtea
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I ugly-cried through most of this book. I can‘t begin to imagine the courage it has taken to lay her life bare before the nation, and to lose her husband in the midst of it. Sarah McBride is an amazing woman doing amazing work.

SkeletonKey I‘m deep into this one and having to take breaks because yes...so many tears 😰 1y
daniwithtea @SkeletonKey in retrospect I wish I‘d taken breaks - I read it in two sittings (and half a box of tissues) 1y
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overtheedge
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A friend recommended this, so I picked it up at the library. So far, it's very interesting and making points I never thought of....Joe Biden wrote the forward!

Bklover Joe!❤️ 1y
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SkeletonKey
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Currently listening to.

#lgbtq #lgbtqa #transbooks #transbook #memoir

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daniwithtea
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Library haul! Two ILLs, two holds, and an impulse pick.

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violabrain
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Sarah McBride is coming to speak in my town next week, so I had to read her memoir before then! I couldn‘t put this book down. She is a fierce and eloquent advocate for trans rights and equality. I laughed, I cried (with joy, with grief, with anger), and I am so grateful to have read this book. So very highly recommended.

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Twocougs
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Fantastic book about Sarah‘s experience as a transgender woman.

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ZoeyPeacock
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Surprise book mail today. This looks really good!

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kedupre
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Please, read this book. The world would be a kinder place if everyone read this. She is so talented at earning empathy, without ever once asking for pity.

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leahbird
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This memior by Sarah McBride, the first trans person to speak at a political convention when she spoke in 2016, is a great and positive story about "love, loss, and the fight for trans equality." Sarah does a good job of balancing her story with the broader work for trans equality. Sarah has been through and accomplished so much for someone only 27 years old. Her strength in the face of great loss and oppression is an inspiration.

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leahbird
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2 nonfiction holds just came up at the same time. And I requested both of them to be purchased so I feel like I REALLY need to get them listened to, but I'm not a big nf reader and two in a row seems intense to me. 😉

Bonus: I don't remember requesting Get Well Soon but my small rural library bought it so I can't back out now.

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kgriffith
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Spent my day with some amazing community members at the first annual Maine Transgender Wellness Summit. Feeling grateful and inspired by the passion, dedication, and love for one another that makes critical activism and advocacy happen. #ownvoices #weneeddiversebooks #translivesmatter

saresmoore So awesome! 2y
DiruVamp Our names are only off by the last two letters of our last names. I was like omg that has my name on it! 😳😂 2y
kgriffith @DiruVamp Ha! I remember noticing that when I connected with you here! And I always have to stop and think about which platform I‘m on, bc Jewelle Gomez on insta is vampyrevamp 😝 2y
DiruVamp @kgriffith LOL that is too funny! 2y
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tholmz
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We have not come this far to stop now.

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ph9k
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Love reading memoirs by trans people, as they find words for my own feelings.

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KellyHunsakerReads
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She is changing the world. She is there.

#transparent

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bookishkris
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We‘re finally coming to the end of our long moving process; we started in October with sorting and packing, and the house will go on the market the end of next week. This weekend, though, I‘m taking some time to relax and make my way through some ARCs.

Riveted_Reader_Melissa You definitely deserve it! 2y
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Christine
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Having been wowed by Sarah McBride‘s speech at the 2016 Democratic convention, I was glad to see she‘d written a memoir and looked forward to learning more about her story and achievements. Well, now I am uber-wowed. She is a determined, courageous, compassionate, and just very impressive person in both her private and professional lives. Pretty confident (and grateful!) that we will be hearing much more from her in public service/politics.

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