Dual-Gendered Author Chronicles Her Lifelong Struggle With Self-Acceptance In Memoir

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Georgia Lee McGowen launches marketing campaign to promote ‘Dear Mom and Dad’

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In her memoir, “Dear Mom and Dad: You Don’t Know Me, But …” (published by iUniverse), Georgia Lee McGowen details her life with dual genderism as a single soul reacting to the elements of two spirits – both male and female. McGowen is embarking on a marketing campaign to expand the book’s reach.

“Dear Mom and Dad” traces the life of George through the eyes of Georgia, the female half of their soul, from early childhood to present day. By sharing her story, McGowen hopes to help readers struggling with their own gender identity to avoid the missteps she made in life; the book encourages others to acknowledge who and what they were meant to be while applying their talents, abilities and passions to be truly happy and content.

“One of the saddest things I discovered when I entered the transgendered world was the horrendous number of people who take their own lives,” says McGowen. “I believe that acknowledging and accepting the reality or possibility of dual-gender identity will prevent these irreversible life and death choices.”

A 2014 study by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention found that 41% of people within the gender non-conforming community have attempted suicide at some point in their lives, and that societal discrimination was often a strong contributing factor to their attempts. “Society has a long way to go before a man in a dress is as acceptable as a woman in pants,” McGowen says.

“Dear Mom and Dad”
By Georgia Lee McGowen
Hardcover | 6 x 9 in | 290 pages | ISBN 9781475931686
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 290 pages | ISBN 9781475931679
E-Book | 290 pages | ISBN 9781475931693
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Georgia Lee McGowen spent 30 years in George’s subconscious while they both struggled to understand the meaning of their dual nature and another 25 years learning to live with their distinct differences. They are retired together as Georgia in Mesa, Arizona. More information is available at: http://www.georgialeemcgowen.authorsxpress.com.

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