“The Yang & Yin of Gender Transition,” a memoir by Joella Sylvia Laramay ‘09 showing the downs and ups of gender transition, is the latest release from NFB Publishing in Buffalo. The book outlines what transitioning from male to female encompasses and details the author’s internal struggle to be her true self.
In the book, Laramay connects snapshots of moments in time, providing a first-person view of her trans experience. Touching on all aspects of life from work, health, home, relationships and society, she hoped to capture her audience with detailed interaction while allowing a space for education.
Laramay is a transwoman with a passion for writing. She moved to Buffalo from Liverpool, N.Y., graduating from Daemen College with a bachelor’s degree in English adolescent education. She worked as an aide and then substitute teacher at a school for children with special needs and in 2017, she went back to school for information technology and networking.
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