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My Name is Philippa by Philippa Ryder
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My Name is Philippa

A memoir of a life lived in two genders

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Narrator Jackie Meloche

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Length 8 hours 51 minutes
Language English
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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.

"Philippa Ryder, a leading LGBTQ+ activist and fervent advocate for inclusive feminism and human rights, is Chair of the board of Dublin Pride and the COO of Under the Rainbow, a company specializing in workplace wellness, diversity, and inclusion. With a mission to empower individuals to embrace their true selves, Under the Rainbow collaborates with organizations and government bodies to promote diversity, inclusion, and belonging. Alongside her wife, Helen, and their cherished daughter, Philippa has witnessed Ireland's transformation into a multicultural and inclusive nation. She began her career in the civil service in 1980, later earning a degree in Land Surveying in the mid-1990s. As a proud transgender woman, Philippa's experiences have shaped her activism and her commitment to championing the transgender and wider LGBTQ+ communities."

Jackie Meloche is an experienced audiobook narrator who received his degrees in theatre and media & information from Michigan State University. For the past several years, he has been heavily involved in the Michigan theatre scene, both on and off stage. Outside of the theatre, he is a local musician and enjoys watching cartoons. He currently resides in Chelsea, Michigan.

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