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.