Transparent: Love, Family, and Living the T with Transgender Teenagers - Part One, Chapter 4 Summary & Analysis

Beam, Cris
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Arriving – The author writes, at the beginning of this chapter, that “when you see an aerial photograph of the United States at night, it looks like light has been poured along the edges of the country” (80). This leads her to describe how so many young trans people moved to coastal cities, metaphorically on the fringes of “society” in a similar way to how they felt in terms of gender and identity. She then comments, as she has earlier in the book, on how so many trans youth travel to Los Angeles in particular – for them, and for those seeking careers in entertainment, there is an opportunity to make new lives for themselves. This, the author says, was (and is) the case with Foxxjazelle.

The author narrates conversations with Foxx in which she described her childhood (in which she identified, and was identified...

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