Troubador Becoming Lisa

Released: 28/06/2018

ISBN: 9781789013856

Format: Paperback

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An inspiring memoir of overcoming fear and living your life in the open. 
A sincere and honest account of the transition to, and living your life as, your true self. 
A book about small town homophobia and bullying of those who do not fit in. 

Becoming Lisa is the incredible emotional roller coaster journey from Dave, a shy boy, bullied throughout his life to becoming Lisa, a strong willed determined independent woman campaigning against hate and bigotry to help others along their path to living their life as they wish and without fear. 

As Dave, Lisa struggled through School in 1970’s and 1980’s Britain, bullied and beaten up because of her looks. She faced the trauma of rape and suicide, eventually having to move away from her home town to escape the bullying she had endured. She started her new life as Lisa, contemplating suicide herself when she was at her lowest point, but then overcoming the huge obstacles that lay in her path to achieving her new identity. It was as Lisa she was able to turn the tables on those who bullied her, and became a role model and advocate for transgender people in her local area. She had now become someone who could speak in public with an open honesty about what she had gone through, and even undergo her life changing surgery in a public way. 

Lisa did not then retire into a quiet life after surgery, nor take the easy option to blend in. She continued her awareness campaign even though life dealt another cruel blow, but came back stronger than ever. She was then able to ride the crest of a wave of having achieved her goals. Share the tears of total desperation and mix them with the tears of triumphant euphoria as Lisa takes you through the heartbreaking lows and the triumphant highs of her journey

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Lisa Kelly

I am just an ordinary woman, i was Dave previously but after many years of hiding myself from the world, i blossomed.

I worked for many years in retail, while coming to terms with who i am, and now i stand proud and work hard to help others to be themselves. My joy is seeing their joy and my drive is knowing people have more knowledge after hearing my story.h

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