Sharon Davis

 [Image: A black and white newsprint photo of Sharon Davis, wearing a polo shirt, glasses and short black hair, smiling and looking down while standing between a woman and man. They are sifting through papers together.]

FORGE continues to celebrate Black Trans History Month by honoring Black Trans authors. Sharon Davis is the author of “Finer Specimen of Womanhood: A Transsexual Speaks Out” (1986) [Out of print]. “The aim of my story is to provide courage and offer hope to those human beings caught in bodies their souls cannot accommodate. I was one of those unhappy persons who as a transsexual, found a new life and the happiness that had eluded me in my previous body.”

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