A Glimpse of a "Not So Privileged" Trans Life in America: One Trans Woman's Story

"Living the life of her dreams won't be easy—especially since she was born male."

​​​​Author Daliah Husu launched her thought-provoking memoir entitled, I Am Woman: Surviving the Past, the Present, & the Future, on Amazon.com in late March 2016. Her book, which is available in print-on-demand and in Kindle digital format, unveils a stigmatized world plagued by self-hatred, co-dependency on men, drug abuse, and sex work. Astonishingly, I Am Woman gives the reader a glimpse of what it is like to be a “not so privileged” trans woman in America and highlights how Husu overcomes the surmounting odds stacked against her, in order to live a healthy, loving, and meaningful life.

"I wrote 'I Am Woman' as a testament to the world that trans women are dreamers like everyone else, but more importantly to exemplify that we are achievers above all."

"I wrote 'I Am Woman' as a testament to the world that trans women are dreamers like everyone else, but more importantly to exemplify that we are achievers above all."

Daliah Husu, Author

Living in a culture that continues to stereotype, demonize, and ostracize transgender individuals, Husu understands the importance of living a transparent life in order to break through the social and religious stigmas. “We continue to waltz in this endless dance of ‘back and forth’ in our nation when it comes to trans issues and legal rights. As a trans woman, I’m proud of who I am and that is why I wrote my story, because my life counts,” says Husu. “We can’t give up, and we must remain in the frontlines as we fight this battle for equality.” Readers of I Am Woman will understand why many trans women, including Husu, struggle with abusive relationships, self-hatred, and substance abuse, but they will also grasp how this marginalized community is weaving its way into the fabric of mainstream American society on a quest to live richer and more fulfilling lives.

In 2011, Husu began writing poetry as a way to heal her emotional pain. Since, she has dedicated endless hours to crafting her life story, I Am Woman, which has inspired her to educate others and advocate for the LGBTQ community. Her mission is to grow awareness and lead the community by living openly as her authentic self. 

About the Author:

Daliah Husu is a graduate of Miami International University of Art & Design, with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Fashion Design. She is a writer and a poet, whose work focuses on universal themes of love, self-acceptance, and spiritual and emotional fulfillment. Daliah currently lives in an Atlanta, Georgia suburb with her husband Ruben, whom she married in September 2015. Please visit daliahhusu.com for more information or email the author at contact@daliahhusu.com.

About DaliahHusu.com

DaliahHusu.com features the work of transgender author, Daliah Husu. The site focuses primarily on creative writing, original inspirational poetry, and Husu's book releases.

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