"Do you want to be a White girl, Ronnie?"
"I want to be free."
Two identities struggle to coexist in Ronnie Gladden's body, brain, and soul. On the outside, they are Black and male. Inside, a repressed White female identity begs for release and is ready to break the status quo.
Grappling with double-binary thinking, an abusive father, and childhood trauma, they imprison their inner self to stay safe from the world. But now the time has finally come to set every part of themselves free.
An identity management resource and self-help memoir for teens and young adults, White Girl Within shares award-winning educator Ronnie Gladden's powerful true story of challenging complex intersectional identity while liberating their collective self from oppressive cultural shackles. Through creative letters, stirring life experiences, enlightening social critique, and an interactive resource section, uncover how to embrace the diversity inside of you and the diversity living outside of us all.
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You are more than a color, a gender, and an intersection. Free your repressed truth and rebirth your radical, authentic self with White Girl Within.