Author Toni D. Newman comes to the DC Center on Saturday, August 4th to read from her memoir, I Rise. The reading begins at 12PM and is part of the 2012 OutWrite LGBT Book Fair.
I Rise is the true story of Toni Newman's transformation from an internally conflicted male to a proud, pre-operative transsexual. Born the eldest son into a strict Christian family, Toni admits knowing from her earliest days that she "was a different bird born in the wrong body." With laser-guided sincerity, curiosity, and above all, humor and compassion, Toni tells her story of being a "sissy boy," a scholarship student, a business professional, an escort, a drag queen, a NYC prostitute, an LA dominatrix, and finally, a transsexual attending law school in order to help her transsexual sisters in need.
The OutWrite Book Fair will include several book and poetry readings, and literature discussions. Several book publishers will display and sell recently published LGBT books, and the DC Center will have over 1,000 used LGBT themed books for sale at the event. Find out more at www.outwritedc.org.