JUST ANOTHER GIRL: A MEMOIR
A LOVE STORY. A LIFE STORY. MY JOURNEY AS A WOMAN.
A teaser from Lauren's upcoming memoir...
Durban, South Africa
A woman stood behind me with her hand resting gently on my shoulder. I knew it was my mother. Blood ran down my face, mixed with tears. I felt my face that day. I was shaking. Not understanding these feelings. Knowing it was right to feel wrong. Right to feel different. On that day in Durban, South Africa, I saw my journey. I saw it clearly unfold in my mind. I saw the pain, the power, the struggle. I saw it all. What mechanism made this happen? Was it God showing me the way? Was there a God? Why was this happening to me? Was this for real? I trembled at the thought of the life that lay ahead of me. It scared me. I sobbed silently in my room for hours. I only left my room to go to the bathroom and stare at myself in the mirror. Was I literally changing into another person? Could this happen? The mirror showed me what I wasn't. There were scars. A brother. A girl. Just another girl.
Without a story, new things die. I don't want this to die. This is my story.
I am, JUST ANOTHER GIRL™