For nearly 50 years, Aleshia Brevard hid the fact that she was one of America’s first transsexuals from her friends, stepchildren, fellow actors and actresses, film producers, students, university administrators and even from her four husbands.
Антон Павлович Чехов - великий русский писатель, "главный" драматург двадцатого века создал за 26 лет своей литературной деятельности около тысячи произведений, без которых невозможно представить сегодня ни кино, ни сцену, ни книжный магазин в любом городе мира.
The Woman I Was Born To Be is a sequel to Ms. Brevard’s earlier book, The Woman I Was NOT Born To Be. This book covers the second half of her exciting life, describing the many challenges she encountered and triumphs she achieved after having fulfilled her boyhood dream of becoming her authentic self and finding acceptance as the woman whom from boyhood she’d known herself to be.
The Woman I Was Born To Be is not merely a transsexual tale. It is a story of personal evolution, of coming of age, and realizing that to deny one’s history is to deny oneself. In this memoir, Ms. Brevard addresses present-day gender issues in counterpoint with flashbacks from her own personal story, which includes her professional success in theater, television, and in academia. The Woman I Was Born To Be is both an autobiographical account of one woman’s life and a retrospective on the ever-changing landscape of the gender community.
With wit, candor, and insight, Ms. Brevard entertains, educates, and enlightens as she tells her unique saga. Find a comfortable seat and turn the first page. By book’s end, you’ll agree Aleshia Brevard is living life to the fullest as the woman she was indeed born to be.