September 4th at 6:30pm: Rachel Gold Being Emily
This event will be held at 3S Artspace (319 Vaughan St., Portsmouth)
We are excited to partner with Seacoast Outright and 3S Artspace to host this event with Rachel Gold. We hope you will join us and also that you will help spread the word. Being Emily was the first Young Adult novel to tell the story of a transgender girl from her perspective; we know adults enjoy it too, and think it would make a great family read.”
About the Book:
They say that whoever you are it’s okay, you were born that way. Those words don’t comfort Emily, because she was born Christopher and her insides know that her outsides are all wrong.
They say that it gets better, be who you are and it’ll be fine. For Emily, telling her parents who she really is means a therapist who insists Christopher is normal and Emily is sick. Telling her girlfriend means lectures about how God doesn’t make that kind of mistake.
Emily desperately wants high school in her small Minnesota town to get better. She wants to be the woman she knows is inside, but it’s not until a substitute therapist and a girl named Natalie come into her life that she believes she has a chance of actually Being Emily.
A story for anyone who has ever felt that the inside and outside don’t match and no one else will understand…
In this new, expanded version you will find:
Expanded and additional scenes
A new note from the author
A new introduction
Emily & Claire ten years later
The groundbreaking classic updated for our generation!
About the Author:
Raised on world mythology, fantasy novels, comic books and magic, Rachel is well suited for her careers in marketing and writing. She is the author of multiple award-winning queer & trans Young Adult novels, including Being Emily (2012), Just Girls (2014), My Year Zero (2015), and Nico & Tucker (2017). As a marketing strategist, Rachel gives presentations and trains professionals on topics ranging from branding to search engine optimization. But if that makes her sound too corporate and stuffy, you should know that Rachel is an all around geek and avid gamer. She also teaches at The Loft Literary Center, including a course that is a roleplaying game. For more information visit: www.rachelgold.com.