Chinese Trans Man U.S. Book Tour
For the first time, I am meeting other trans people, and can ask questions about their experiences and perspectives. I am discovering a brotherhood of trans men and have been invited to visit several cities to share my story and learn theirs.
My ultimate goal is to write a second book based on what I learn while living out of the closet for the first time and traveling in America, but I can't do this without you. Will you help?
If you donate $25, I will send you a copy of my book, Life Beyond My Body.
If you donate $50, I will send you a signed copy of my book, personalized to you.
For a $100 or higher donation, I will send you a signed copy of my book, personalized to you, and include you on one of my upcoming Author Q&A calls where you can ask me questions about my book and about trans life in China.
Funds raised will pay for transportation, lodging, meals, and incidentals while traveling from March through September 2017.
I have invitations confirmed to: San Diego, San Francisco, Atlanta, Northern California, Seattle, Portland. I also have invitations pending to: Cincinnati, Tuscon, Phoenix, New York, Philadelphia.
Thank you for helping me reach my goals. This is truly the opportunity of a lifetime for me -- you can follow my journey by subscribing to my mailing list at LifeBeyondMyBody.com.
I have started doing book readings and signings. The responses I get afterward have opened my eyes to something important.
Again and again, people say, "We need your story because we do not have enough narratives from trans men or trans people of color."
I have started to receive email from trans people who are asking if I will come speak in their city. Even in liberal Portland, I met a trans man who lives in stealth. All this surprises me, but I am beginning to see the situation in the U.S. is more complicated than I realized.
I know the difficulty of living an isolated, hidden life. Now I am learning how sharing our stories can bring people together and help them feel like someone understands, especially if they have felt invisible even among other trans people.
When people ask me to speak in their city, I want to say yes, but I need your help. Some of the venues are helping with travel expenses and trans men are generously opening their homes to me, but I must raise some of the necessary funds myself, otherwise I cannot go.
There are three ways you can help me:
2. Ask your friends and family to donate.
3. Share this fundraiser on your social media.
Thank you for your support and help. I never imagined I would have friends and allies I could reach out to this way. I am grateful to each and every one of you.