This adorable story perfectly illustrates what it's like to be a trans child. Even my dysphoria monster approves! Often kid's books rely on outdated stereotypes to explain trans issues. This beautifully illustrated, age appropriate trans themed book is a breath of fresh air. This story will tickle the imaginations of all children while helping them to understand what it's like to grow up as trans. My new favourite children's book!
What an amazing book! Me and My Dysphoria Monster beautifully explores the topic of dysphoria through the lens of a child and the story is accompanied by lush illustrations that draw in the reader. The book also features an "adult guide" to provide deeper context and more information that will support grown-ups in conversations with younger readers. A perfect book for a read-along by caregivers, educators, and anyone who wants to support the youth in their lives!
A truly youth centred story and an empowering read for trans and gender-diverse children who may be struggling with what their feelings around gender mean. Laura Kate Dale creatively symbolises the difficult mess that is dysphoria as something that can be tamed, overcome and ultimately teach us something about ourselves.
This book will speak to and delight trans children of various experience. A charming book for trans kids and those seeking to build understanding.
As a psychologist who specializes in working with queer young people and their families, I know how difficult it can be to explain gender dysphoria to people young and old. This book does a lovely job of teaching children and their families about what its like to have your identity invalidated daily, and how powerful it is to affirm someone's identity.