Me and My Dysphoria Monster
An Empowering Story to Help Children Cope with Gender Dysphoria
by Laura Kate Dale
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Pub Date 18 Aug 2022 | Archive Date 18 Aug 2022
'An empowering read' SABAH CHOUDREY
'My new favourite children's book!' FOX FISHER
Nisha's monster follows her everywhere. It used to be small, but recently her monster has begun to grow. And as her monster gets bigger and bigger, Nisha feels more and more unlike herself.
When people refer to her as a boy, or when she tries to hide her true gender identity, Nisha's dysphoria monster grows larger and larger. Until, one day, Nisha meets Jack - a trans man - who shows Nisha how she can shrink her dysphoria monster back down to size.
This touching story is the perfect book for discussing gender dysphoria with children, explaining what it is and how they and their families can deal with it. It also includes an accompanying guide for parents with further information about gender dysphoria, terminology, and first-hand examples of the author's own experiences.
"What an amazing book! Me and My Dysphoria Monster beautifully explores the topic of dysphoria through the lens of a child and the story is accompanied by lush illustrations that draw in the reader. The book also features an 'adult guide' to provide deeper context and more information that will support grown-ups in conversations with younger readers. A perfect book for a read-along by caregivers, educators, and anyone who wants to support the youth in their lives!"—Christy Whittlesey, Educator and Author of The Beginner’s Guide to Being a Trans Ally and It’s OK to Say They: Tips for Educator Allies of Transgender and Nonbinary Students