Trans activist Precious Brady-Davis memoir drops in bookstores

Wed. July 7, 2021 11:20 AM by Gerald Farinas

i have always been me by precious brady-davis

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Brady-Davis shares her story from her Nebraska roots to Chicago activism

Chicago, IL - Precious Brady-Davis is one of Chicago's most visible transgender civil rights activists. But many have hoped to pull together what she's shared of her life in the countless speeches and interviews she has already made. The 35-year old is now touring the nation as her memoir drops in bookstores for sale: I Have Always Been Me.

"Born into traumatic circumstances, Davis was brought up in the Omaha foster care system and the Pentecostal faith. As a biracial, gender-nonconforming kid, she felt displaced. Yet she realized by coming into her identity that she had a purpose all along," the book jacket shares.

She "reflects on a childhood of neglect, instability, and abandonment. She reveals her determination to dream through it and shares her profound journey as a trans woman now fully actualized, absolutely confident, and precious. She speaks to anyone who has ever tried to find their place in this world and imparts the wisdom that comes with surmounting odds and celebrating on the other side," it continues.

Editor Carmen Johnson shared, "At times, she had no role models to lean on, no one to relate to, and yet she found an inner confidence to pursue a path that was right for her. She moved to Chicago, attended college, and found her voice through singing and performance. Eventually, Precious dedicated herself as an advocate for all people, especially youths who are discovering their own gender identities."

LGBT magazine The Advocate has already named it one of its Most Exciting LGBTQ Debut Reads This Summer.