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'Warrior Princess' book details life of Navy SEAL who came out as transgender woman Kristin Beck

Newly published and available on Amazon: Warrior Princess: A U.S. Navy SEAL's Journey to Coming out Transgender by Kristin Beck and Anne Speckhard.

warrior princess Chris Beck played high school football. He bought a motorcycle, much to his mother’s dismay, at age 17. He grew up to become a U.S. Navy SEAL, serving our country for twenty years on thirteen deployments, including seven combat deployments, and ultimately earned a Purple Heart and the Bronze Star. To everyone who saw him, he was a hero. A warrior. A man.

But underneath his burly beard, Chris had a secret, one that had been buried deep inside his heart since he was a little boy—one as hidden as the panty hose in the back of his drawer. He was transgender, and the woman inside needed to get out.

This is the journey of a girl in a man’s body and her road to self-actualization as a woman amidst the PTSD of war, family rejection and our society’s strict gender rules and perceptions. It is about a fight to be free inside one’s own body, a fight that requires the strength of a Warrior Princess.

Kristin’s story of boy to woman explores the tangled emotions of the transgender experience and opens up a new dialogue about being male or female: Is gender merely between your legs or is it something much bigger?

Click here to download the book.


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Beck was/is a warrior and that is all that should matter.

As far as I am concerned, everything else (including his sexual identity issue)is irrelevant.

Beck served the United States--- and all of us including straight, gay, lesbian, bi and transgendered -- with honor, courage and commitment, the core values of our Navy.

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