A timely and captivating memoir about gender identity set against the backdrop of the transgender equality movement, by a leading activist and the National Press Secretary for the Human Rights Campaign, the nation's largest LGBTQ civil rights organization.Sarah McBride is on a mission to fight for transgender rights around the world. But before she was a prominent activist, and before she became the first transgender person to speak at the Democratic National Convention in 2016, she was a teenager struggling with her identity.With emotional depth and unparalleled honesty, Sarah shares her personal struggle with gender identity, coming out to her supportive but distraught parents, and finding her way as a woman. She inspires readers with her barrier-breaking political journey that took her, in just four years, from a frightened, closeted college student to one of the nation's most prominent transgender activists walking the halls of the White House, passing laws, and addressing the country in the midst of a heated presidential election. She also details the heartbreaking romance with her first love and future husband Andy, a trans man and activist, who passed away from cancer in 2014 just days after they were married.Sarah's story of identity, love, and tragic loss serves as a powerful entry point for readers who want to gain a deeper understanding of gender identity and what it means to be openly transgender. From issues like bathroom access to healthcare, identification and schools, Sarah weaves the important political milestones, cultural and political debates, and historical context into a personal journey that will open hearts and change minds.Tomorrow Will Be Different highlights Sarahs work as an activist and the key issues at the forefront of the fight for trans equality, providing a call-to-arms and empowering look at the road ahead. The fight for equality and freedom has only just begun.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. Sarah McBride...
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Tomorrow Will Be Different: Love, Loss, and the Fight for Trans Equality Reviews
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This was an incredible read that I absorbed in less than 48 hours. I felt as if I was with Sarah as she faced her fears, coped with horrible heartbreak, and rose to inspire a country (quite literally). Throughout it all, Sarah is human and allows the reader in to her deepest thoughts. Tomorrow Will Be Different is inspiring beyond belief. Consider this the prelude to what will be a long and hugely impactful career of Sarah’s.
One of the most impressive memoirs that I have ever read. So informative, genuine, and thought provoking by a woman who is unstoppable. Word aren’t enough to describe this book, but read it and you will learn something, feel something and be hopeful for the future.
I received a digital ARC in exchange for an honest review.
Two to three stars.
McBride's memoir of coming out as a trans woman and losing her husband is difficult to review as it reads like a few different books. Some chapters read as non-fiction and include many statistics and facts about the trans population in the U.S. as a whole, other chapters are detailed accounts of McBride's efforts to change Delaware legislation, and others are a personal account of her experiences with coming out and mee ...more
An amazing story written by an amazing woman. While I sometimes have a hard time rating memoirs when I don’t like them, it’s much easier when I really do like them. It’s not a spoiler to say there are some really sad parts — no one should be a widow in their mid-twenties — but Sarah and Andy’s love story was so tenderly and beautifully written that we are all better people for hearing about it from her.
She’s already accomplished so much in her young activist life, and I was captivated by her al ...more
"I'm twenty-four, transgender, and a widow...that's a lot for someone in this society to handle." Sarah McBride
In Tomorrow Will Be Different, Sarah McBride shares her personal story as inspiration and to put a face on what it is to be transgender.
Imagine being unable to go into a public restroom in North Carolina without breaking the law. Imagine being unable to change your sex on your state ID, or being unable to keep a job or find housing. Imagine being vilified, ostracized, beaten up, an obje ...more
Along with many others, I first heard Sarah McBride speak at the Democratic National Convention in 2016. She was the first trans person to speak at a national political convention.
This book covers 5 years of her life as she comes out as trans to her parents, friends, and as an American University senior, transitions, serves as a White House intern, falls in love and marries her husband, watches her husband die from cancer, and works at the Center for American Progress and the Human Rights Campai ...more
"Having certain privileges does not mean that your life is easy or that you do not face challenges. It just means that you don't experience specific kinds of obstacles or barriers faced by someone with a different identity or background. And our empathy should require us to acknowledge the plight of others in both its similarities to ours and in its differences."
Thank you for sharing your story Sarah, so that others may see beyond identity lables to the amazing people behind them.