Selenis Leyva, known for her role as inmate Gloria Mendoza in "Orange Is the New Black," and her younger sister, Marizol Leyva, share their affecting memoir of family and gender identity with listeners. They frame their memoir in three parts, emphasizing the importance of honoring the identities of transgender individuals while recounting Marizol's story as a transgender woman of color. The sisters' dual perspectives complement each other, providing layered insights into their New York City childhoods, their relationships, and their behaviors. As they alternate the narration, Selenis and Marizol's affection for each other and closeness are especially evident in their voices when they quote each other. This important production illuminates myriad ways listeners, especially family members, can be there for transgender individuals. J.R.T. © AudioFile 2020, Portland, Maine [Published: MAY 2020]
Trade Ed. Hachette Audio 2020
DD ISBN 978-1-5491-4856-9 $24.98
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