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Wilton Barnhardt

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9781469646800

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: January 2020

DOI: 10.5149/northcarolina/9781469646800.001.0001

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Sissy Boy

Sissy Boy

From I Rise: The Transformation of Toni Newman

Chapter:
(p.37) Sissy Boy
Source:
Every True Pleasure
Author(s):
Toni Newman
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469646800.003.0005

In Sissy Boy, an excerpt from Toni Newman's memoir I Rise: The Transformation of Toni Newman, recounts her journey from her hometown of Jacksonville, North Carolina, where from an early age she knew she was "a different bird born in the wrong body." The excerpt follows her through childhood as a "sissy boy," her identification with female students in school, travails in high school and college, her first time loving a man, her decision to study sociology instead of medicine, her entry into the world of drag clubs, her secret relationship with a male friend of her football-player roommate, to finally her interactions with the transsexual streetwalkers that ultimately inspired her own transformation.

Keywords:   Sissy Boy, Toni Newman, memoir, excerpt, Rise: The Transformation of Toni Newman, sociology, drag clubs, transsexual, women, streetwalkers

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