Undercover Girl: Growing up transgender - Jill Davidson

Undercover Girl: Growing up transgender

By Jill Davidson

  • Release Date: 2012-01-15
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
Score: 4.5
From 7 Ratings


Growing up transgender is difficult. In the 1960s no one talks about people who want to be a different gender. Jill tries to make sense of her self, her family, and the events swirling around her. Friends pull her to a degree of happiness and sanity, into peer helping and then psychology. As a man, she falls in love and develops a career as a school psychologist. She appears a successful man, until near death experiences remind her of what is important, and she embarks, at age 50, to become a woman outwardly, while continuing to work in schools.

Jill, expecting a difficult transition, is surprised by the support she receives from colleagues, parents, and students as she goes about her work in her true gender. She learns some surprising and uncomfortable truths about why her transition in particular had gone so well - truths beyond gender.


  • My coming out

    By Donald Blandford
    I am almost 60. I deny my feeling because when I grew up they would call me a freak. I had 7 brothers and everyone of them were men, not sissy's.. I went to all boys school where we were taught that we were men. I got married when I was 19 and had child because I was a man. I denied who I was. I still married but wife hates it so now I hide. I glad to hear that there were others in my generation. I glad there were some that were able to become themselves. Your book has giving me hope. Thank you.