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    Great article too! Tony does it again.

    And gorgeous photos Kate!


    Much of her memoir describes her changing ideas about her own body and the sexual politics she encountered as she transitioned. But this is not just another one of her books about gender.

    The number-one reason she wrote the book (and she's clear about it in the book itself) was for her daughter and grandchildren. "I want them to see if they want to look. Writing the book has allowed me to let go of the need to reach out to them," she says.

    Kate hasn't seen her daughter, Jessica, since 1980. She has never seen her two grandchildren. She's hoping that her book is popular enough that a copy will fall into their hands and provide them with a detailed explanation of how she got to be who she is today—a transsexual, Jewish, lesbian, bipolar, masochistic cutter.

    I told her that it did seem like an odd strategy—that in order to reach out to a daughter who has shunned her for more than 30 years, she would do so with graphic descriptions not only of her gender transformation, but also of her s&m adventures.

    She nodded, knowingly, and smiled. "It's not the transgender issue she would have a problem with—it's that I left Scientology."
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    Fanastic article about a fantastic person.
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    I read the VV article. That cover seems to be totally insulting.

    The article itself isn't so bad.


    "Thetans have no gender. Can you imagine a more appealing theology for someone like me?" Kate asks.
    IMHO, thetan do have gender -- you are whatever you decide you are.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Helena Handbasket View Post
    [COLOR="darkgreen"]That cover seems to be totally insulting.
    Are you at all familiar with the VV history in NYC?

    Anyway, the cover seems to totally fit with Kate's sense of humor and matches up with her life story as well. I'm sure she got a kick out of it, might have even hang it on her wall.

    Have an illustrated cover done for you is a pretty special honor, way better than the typical photoshop collage with a pull quote most articles get.

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    You all know, of course that Kate is ESMB's "Outlaw Gal", right?
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    Kevin Bloody Mackey


    The Story of my Bridge to OT VII

    "I'm not angry anymore, as more and more people rediscover their true selves through Scientology, together we WILL achieve a world without war, crime, and insanity." Rex Fowler, OTVII, before shooting his ex-partner three times in the head and then himself.

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    Whoo Hoo! Kate made the cover! Good article, Kate's winning personality comes through...Congrats on finishing your new book!
    Yes, you can fly, but first you have to break out of that cocoon. You are capable of self rescue at all times. "Every blade of grass has its own special angel watching over it and whispering, 'grow...grow'." -The Talmud "I am still determined to be cheerful and happy, in whatever situation I may be, for I have learned from experience that the greater part of our happiness or misery depends upon our disposition, and not upon our circumstances." -Martha Washington

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    VV looks good to go with your coffee...

    ...and in the comments Kate says..:

    :There's another New York City book launch of my memoir this Sunday, May 6 2pm EDT at MoMA, PS 1 in Long Island City. David Harrison and I will be reading, Sam Feder will preview his documentary, and Sabrina Chap will be singing the opening number, "Never Been a Bad Girl." There's a FaceBook event page up at www dot facebook dot com/events/281673718593470/..."

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