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A Trans Woman Reflects On What It Took To Transition

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In 1999, transitioning from a man to a woman was a much different experience than today. Now with 20 years to reflect, one woman asks: was her personal freedom worth the pain? Deirdre Nansen McCloskey, distinguished professor of economics, history, English and communication at the University of Illinois at Chicago, has updated her ground-breaking memoir with a new afterword discussing the rejection — and acceptance — she’s received then and now. The book is called “Crossing: A Transgender Memoir.”