My Name is Philippa, Philippa Ryder
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My Name is Philippa
A memoir of a life lived in two genders

Narrator: Jackie Meloche

Unabridged: 8 hr 52 min

Format: Digital Audiobook Download

Publisher: Mercier Press

Published: 09/01/2023


In 'My Name is Philippa,' prepare to be moved by a powerful story of love, transformation, and resilience. Katherine E. Zappone explains, This is primarily a love story. Philippa Ryder's journey to embracing her true self as a transgender woman has left an indelible mark on Irish culture. Growing up as a boy in the 1960s, she felt out of place, drawn to dressing in her sister's and later her wife's clothes. It wasn't until the 1990s that she discovered she wasn't alone in these feelings. Navigating the challenging path of transitioning from male to female, 'My Name is Philippa' tells an extraordinary tale of love, understanding, and the unwavering support of a family who stayed united as Philippa transformed from husband and father to wife and mother. In this heartfelt account, Philippa addresses many questions about what it means to be transgender, detailing the physical and emotional aspects of transition. Her story contributes to the global pursuit of freedom and empowerment for all individuals, regardless of gender identity. Through her honesty, courage, and perseverance, Philippa breaks the silence and encourages others to find their joy by embracing their authentic selves. This audiobook is a valuable resource for the transgender community, their allies, and anyone questioning their gender identity, as well as parents of transgender children and those seeking to learn more about transgender issues. Additionally, it offers insights for professionals in the Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion sectors, Employee Resource Groups across corporate and public sectors, and health and social service personnel.