Becoming Julie

My Incredible Journey

By Julie Clarke

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Julie Clarke was born a boy in the 50s in central Scotland. From a very early age she knew she was different from other boys, but growing up in the 50s and 60s was not conducive to discussing feelings of gender difference and for many years Julie didn't even know there was a medical term for her dilemma: she was transsexual.

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Fledgling Press

Fledgling Press is an independent publisher based in Edinburgh. They are committed to publishing work by debut authors, emerging talent and new voices in the literary world. They publish teen novels, fiction, crime fiction, biographies, poetry and short story collections, and produce an eBook for every title they publish.

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Julie Clarke was born a boy in the 50s in central Scotland. From a very early age she knew she was different from other boys, but growing up in the 50s and 60s was not conducive to discussing feelings of gender difference and for many years Julie didn't even know there was a medical term for her dilemma: she was transsexual. Becoming Julie details how Julie Clarke spent many years battling her demons. As a man she married and became a firefighter and later, a charter boat skipper on the Isle of Coll, hoping that these acts would suppress her longing to become female, but to no avail. She encountered much prejudice in her journey to become the woman she is today, but also many acts of kindness, and the book tells Julie's story in her own words. Finally, in 2006, Julie achieved her dream and after undergoing transgender surgery, she physically became a woman. She is still living happily on the Isle of Coll and working for Cal-Mac in the role she previously held as a man. Sometimes poignant, sometimes funny, but always honest, Becoming Julie charts the author's struggle to build a new life as a woman.

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Format Paperback
Imprint Fledgling Press
Publication Date 3 Nov 2014
ISBN 9781905916832
Number of Pages 240

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"This is a remarkable account of a personal struggle which is written with great dignity." Alexander McCall Smith "Julie Clarke writes from the heart. Brave and heart-rending, her story stands as a powerful testament to the strength it takes to become who you really are." Emma Cowing, Features Editor, Scottish Daily Mail

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