Barbara McGowan has been writing poetry since she was a young child. She has self published a collection of her poetry which has received accolades by friends and colleagues. A graduate of Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas, she earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology. She is an ordained minister and a certified hypnotist and a professional psychic. Barbara currently lives in Arlington, Texas where she resides with her partner Charlene.
on Feb. 25, 2012 :
This short book of poetry details the journey of one woman's transition from male to female. Hheart-breaking yet empowering, Barbara's expressions of a changing self sheds light on the process of transitioning.
Whether you have transitioned, are in the process of transitioning, considering it, or even if you're like me - not transitioning at all...but maybe you have friends/family who are or have - this book offers insights into some emotions and physical changes of loved ones who are transitioning.
I loved all the poems, but perhaps the one I enjoyed most was, "Changes" because I truly felt the careful balance between Barbara's male side and female. She does honor to both very effectively and it shows.
Transitions is a gripping read, and a quick one.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)