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The Body of a Frog: A Memoir on Self-Loathing, Self-Love, and Transgender Pregnancy, by Aarron Sholar

After undergoing a satisfying gender transition from female to male, the idea of having a biological child seemed far from Aarron Sholar’s thoughts. However, when he met the love of his life, he made the life-altering decision to pause his transition and embark on the journey to conceive a baby. This newfound endeavor triggered a deep period of reflection, doubt, and anxiety.

The Body of a Frog narrates the story of a young girl who grew up despising her own body. Aarron struggled with body image and self-identity, coming out as transgender at the age of seventeen after being diagnosed with gender dysphoria. His journey led him through a transformative gender transition, realigning his body with his male identity. While content in his changed body, in 2021, he met his now-fiancé, and after two years of dating, they made the life-changing decision to start the process of conceiving a child.

In The Body of a Frog: A Memoir on Self-Loathing, Self-Love, and Transgender Pregnancy, Sholar offers a raw, authentic account of his experiences. He navigates the complexities of his body, the transition journey, and the unexpected possibility of pregnancy with a heartfelt and introspective approach. This memoir explores the full spectrum of emotions, from the positive to the challenging, from the clear to the perplexing, shedding light on the intersections of self-identity, love, and the miracle of life.

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