Remember Lourdes from Sliders: The Dark Side of Transgender? You may remember she is scarred by her own issues as well as being on the front lines for decades of social change in transsexualism. She no longer trusts others, and she no longer trusts herself either. So how can she fall in love?
Sliders: The Dark side of Transgender is a character study and exposé of aspects of transgender life rarely shared. It’s depicts medical malpractice, obfuscations, misrepresentations, autogynephilia, great need and needs unmet, and—just as importantly—the way the phenomenon evolves in the protagonist over time. What starts out one way does change a person, and so, in her, it does not wind up feeling the same way. You would need to read the story and see how it evolves in her to follow.
Aimee Norin writes about flawed characters with issues, trying desperately to find love and happiness, to find themselves. Who isn’t and who doesn’t? It’s hard for anyone to do, and it can be harder for one who is different in society.
The books do not rubber-stamp popular any popular paradigm. Rather, the characters struggle with conflict and secrets, things done and not shared, joy and ecstasy, and fear.
These roads are not traveled easily. Great compassion is needed for people who try.