Transparent: Love, Family, and Living the T with Transgender Teenagers - Part Two, Chapter 8 – Section 1 Summary & Analysis

Beam, Cris
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Skidmarks – The beginning of this chapter picks up where the author’s relationship with Christina left off – with the two of them somewhat estranged after Christina went to live with Andrea. Their first effort at rebuilding their relationship (a trip to a museum) got off to a rocky start, the first of several occasions during which Christina behaved in extreme ways to test the author’s and Robin’s love for her. This, the author says, was different from how she behaved when she was at Andrea’s with Domeneque (or without her, as Domeneque was becoming increasingly drawn into the world of drugs and sex, and from there into jail). Christina, the author says, felt differently about Andrea and her husband: “she didn’t consider them parental the way she did me and Robin” (193).

The author then describes Christina’s...

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