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An Unspoken Compromise... My Story of Gender and Spritual Transition
by Rizi Xavier Timane, PhD (2013)
Rating: 4.2 stars from 25 customer reviews

Rizi Xavier Timane, PhD, ASW, is a Nigerian-born transgender Life Coach, minister and certified grief counselor residing in Los Angeles, California. He is also a singer/songwriter and an actor who uses his music and movie productions as an outlet to promote Transgender inclusion, equality and affirmation.

Rizi grew up in an extremely religious traditional Christian home in Africa and was subjected to multiple exorcisms and other reparative attempts by his family and the church to “pray the gay/trans away.” An Unspoken Compromise takes you through his journey of self-discovery and spiritual exploration including:

Coming out as a trans boy at eight years old
Identifying as a lesbian in homophobic Africa
Transitioning while facing societal and family rejection
The religious persecution and bullying he has suffered all along

Rizi’s message to the LGBT community is twofold. First, be your authentic self—it’s the only way to inner peace and happiness. Second, if you are in search of a relationship with God, a spiritual path to unconditional love and acceptance does exist for you free from condemnation and negative judgement.

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Julie Anne PetersJulie Anne Peters has been writing for young adults for nearly 15 years, and if anyone knows that's no path to fame and fortune, she does. So when the phone rang a few weeks ago, bringing career-boosting news, she was skeptical, at best.

"This is Harold Augenbraum, executive director of the National Book Foundation," the man on the other end of the line said.

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