We live in a post-binary world where gender fluency, awarenss and acceptance of how people identify is essential. Ashley Mardell, a trusted voice on YouTube, looks at all this LGBT+. Mardell’s book, filled with in-depth definitions and personal anecdotes, is proof it does ger better every day in a world where people are empowered by information and understanding. As Mardell says, “Learning about new identities broadens our understanding of humanity, heightensour empathy, and allows us different, valuable perspectives.” Whether you are a questioning teen, a teacher or parent looking fo advice or anyone wanting to learn the language of respect, this book is an essential guide for you.
The Abc’s of Lgbt+: (gender Identity Book for Teens) – Ashley Mardell
About 3.5% of the 2015 U.S. population identifies as being part of the LGBT community. This is NOT a celebrity book, but no doubt the notoriety of Caitlyn Jenner has propelled the issue to the forefront of media. A book of great insightfulness and self-evaluation and direction on how to deal with the issues confronting those who want to embrace their true self without fear of alienation of friends and families or not sharing who they are for fear of reprisal. Ashley lived this, and came out stronger than she ever thought imaginable, so while it has elements of memoir, it is very much a self-help title.