The Boy Beneath My Skin


The Boy Beneath My Skin

A Black Trans Man Living in the South

Charley Burton

For years, I have wanted others to read my story and hear my voice. I do not think that I am a unique person, although my travels in life have been different. But for many, my path will be one that is recognizable.  

This book is about the many journeys that I have taken to become the man that I am today. From a child born in a small rural town, who at the age of eight knew that I was different, to my path of recovery from drugs, alcohol, and food, and moving into my transition from female to male, this is a story of struggle, disappointment, and triumph. It is a story of digging beneath my skin to become whole.