Milwaukee writer Carla Anne Ernst shares the intimate, true story of her journey from male to female and offers her take on what it’s like to “transition” in the context of societal expectations, while candidly revealing the mental, emotional, and physical impact of gender change on a human being.
Ernst’s memoir is a thought-provoking view on being transgender and the challenges of pretending to be someone society says you are until becoming the person you know you are. In response to the countless questions Ms. Ernst, like most trans people, receives about being transgender, the book is written in an engaging FAQ style.
Ms. Ernst has found her own sense of joy, peace, and happiness, and her wish is to help others better understand and cope with the confusion, pain, and fear inherent in the transgender experience. Whether you are on that journey yourself or are a loved one of a transgender person, Life Without Pockets is a powerful narrative that will transform the way you think and feel.
Carla Anne Ernst is a writer, hiker, swimmer, sailboat racer, dog lover, performing musician, composer, and communications professional, employee engagement advocate, and founder of CarlaAnne Communications.