Mermaids is delighted to endorse the Trans Teen Survival Guide As a charity working to support gender diverse children and teens, our motto is to embrace, empower, educate We believe this wonderful and ground breaking book does exactly that The Trans Teen Survival Guide is a well researched, thoughtfully curated and accessibly written compendium of information, tips and ideas for trans teens that radiates compassion Uniquely, it is packed with illuminating and inspirational testimonies, insights and tips shared by lots of young people who have the lived experience of the challenges, ups and downs of navigating life as a young trans person today This is so refreshing to read as young people s voices are so often missing from public and media discourses about trans kids yet theirs are the ones that matter above all others and have the most to tell us This isn t just a survival guide for trans teens, it is a book anyone can learn from and so help to make the world a happier andinclusive place Anna Chivers, Mermaids Volunteer and TrusteeAn important reminder that, whoever you are, it s OK to be you I wish I d had a book like this when I was growing up Paris Lees, Journalist, Presenter and Trans CampaignerFrank, friendly and funny, Trans Teen Survival Guide will leave transgender and non binary teens informed, empowered and armed with all the tips, confidence and practical advice they need to navigate life as a trans teenWondering how to come out to your family and friends, what it s like to go through cross hormonal therapy or how to put on a packer Trans youth activists Fox and Owl have stepped in to answer everything that trans teens and their families need to knowWith a focus on self care, expression and being proud of your unique identity, the guide is packed full of invaluable advice from people who understand the realities and complexities of growing up trans Having been there, done that, Fox and Owl are able to honestly chart the course of life as a trans teen, from potentially life saving advice on dealing with dysphoria or depression, to hilarious real life awkward trans stories