From Shame to Freedom


From Shame to Freedom: A Gender Variant Woman’s Journey of Discovery

M. Gayle Roberts

Born in England during WW II, Gayle Roberts immigrated to Canada in 1951 and is an UVic alumnus with an MSc in Physics. She transitioned in 1996 as her high school’s Science Department Head and science teacher. Gayle coauthored the guidebook Supporting Transgender and Transsexual Students in K-12 Schools and is author of From Shame to Freedom: A Gender-Variant Woman’s Journey of Discovery. Gayle feels strongly that trans individuals should document their life experiences. She utilizes specific literary writing techniques (creative nonfiction)  to create factually accurate narratives. From Shame to Freedom is one of those narratives.