Former Navy SEAL member Kristin Beck chronicles the transformation to a woman, in her new book “Warrior Princess.”
Kristen Beck co-authored the book about her life, ‘Warrior Princess: A U.S. Navy SEAL’s Journey to Coming Out Transgendered,’ which was released over the weekend.
Kristen Beck served 20 years as a SEAL and fought on some of the most dangerous battlefields in the world. She is currently working as a military consultant in Florida, Beck has undergone hormone therapy for about three months.
In an exclusive interview Kristen Beck talks about her journey and self-acceptance with Anderson Cooper
About The book
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?