Warrior Princess: A U.S. Navy SEAL’s Journey to Coming out Transgender

The Warrior Princess is an all too familiar story for those of us that have served and are transgender. Kristen Beck is perhaps a story of the worst and best of us. She is without a doubt a distinguished warrior, who has served her country well, but she’s also a failure as a husband and parent, and the pain is all too evident.

Despite criticism of the book for being poorly written, it’s a story that needs telling. We have to empathize with Kristen  as she tries to reconcile her internal feelings with her outward expectations and perhaps being a Navy Seal made it worst.  She’s a man’s man on the outside and a little girl on the inside, not an easy road to travel as her wives expected what she wasn’t able to give emotionally. She then retreated into what she could handle leaving two failed marriages behind. It’s a real tearjerker at times.

I sympathize but she gets no credit from me as a TG woman myself and a Vietnam vet. I’m glad that in the end she found happiness and acceptance and can perhaps help others with similar struggles.

The book is available from Amazon in hard cover, paperback and on Kindle for $9.99. It’s well worth your time to read.

One thought on “Warrior Princess: A U.S. Navy SEAL’s Journey to Coming out Transgender

  1. I haven’t read the book yet, but I kinda have a clue. I spent twenty-six years in the Army in Infantry, Field Artillery, Air Defense Artillery, Armor and Combat Engineers. (For those of you not familiar, that is all of the combat arms.) I am Ranger and Airborne qualified. I can tell you that the military is a tough place to live. It never squeezed the woman out of my soul, but it kept her hidden pretty well for a long time.

    I believe our stories demonstrate how remarkably adaptive we human beings can be. We can assume roles and play them well even if they don’t really fit us. I am proud of my service and am better for having served.



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