This book is a documentary about a journey of self-discovery and self-acceptance. Dr. Stephanie Anne Timmer’s story starts out like many individuals who are born transgender, but her life becomes anything but ordinary. Born into an ultra-conservative religious family, she joined the Marine Corps at the age of 17. Due to vision challenges, she was honorably discharged from the Marine Corps and a few years later became legally blind.
She is a parent of four children and runs her own software company; she frequently lectures on literacy and education, and most recently competed as a woman in the Paralympics National and Masters Nationals, winning silver in multiple events.
The Great Elephant Ride looks at the many facets of how being born transgender shapes a person’s self-perception as well as how others perceive them. It discusses the hard topics that are associated with coming to terms with who one really is. The Great Elephant Ride will take you through the struggles associated with growing up, self discovery, Gender History, Pink Fog, Coming Out, Transitioning, and Post Op. Dr Stephanie Timmer is a blind, transgender woman with extraordinary vision. She has been fortunate enough to have been able to see the world as a person with and without a disability, as an outcast, as a parent, as a man, and as a woman.