Rizi Xavier Timane, PhD, ASW, is a Nigerian-born transgender lifestyles trainer, minister and licensed grief counselor dwelling in l. a., California. he's additionally a singer/songwriter and an actor who makes use of his tune and picture productions as an outlet to advertise Transgender inclusion, equality and confirmation.
Rizi grew up in an incredibly spiritual conventional Christian domestic in Africa and used to be subjected to a number of exorcisms and different reparative makes an attempt by way of his kin and the church to “pray the gay/trans away.” An unstated Compromise takes you thru his trip of self-discovery and religious exploration together with:
Coming out as a trans boy at 8 years outdated
Identifying as a lesbian in homophobic Africa
Transitioning whereas dealing with societal and kinfolk rejection
The non secular persecution and bullying he has suffered all alongside
Rizi’s message to the LGBT neighborhood is twofold. First, be your actual self—it’s the one approach to internal peace and happiness. moment, when you are looking for a courting with God, a non secular route to unconditional love and popularity does exist for you loose from condemnation and destructive judgement.
“A searing memoir.”
“An sincere and demanding piece of work!”
—Jami Davis, MSW
“Dr. Timane brings up thought-provoking issues and continuously reveals how one can increase the conceit and price of an individual reading.…something that sometimes takes us at the very least soiled martinis.”
—Gay record Daily
“Members of the LGBT neighborhood will locate components to spot with during this telling of the discrimination and rejection Rizi skilled either as a lesbian and now as a transgendered male. It additionally presents perception into this global adventure if you would favor a greater knowing and during this figuring out have extra compassion when you fight with gender dysphoria.
— Arlene Tippy, LCSW, ACSW. teacher, college of Southern California tuition of Social Work