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Tomorrow Will Be Different Reader’s Guide

By Sarah McBride

Tomorrow Will Be Different by Sarah McBride

READERS GUIDE

Questions and Topics for Discussion

1. Sarah knew she was transgender at a very young age but struggled for years to accept her identitybecause she didn’t see herself represented in the media (unless a trans person was the butt of amean joke on a sitcom). How have things changed since then? What factors do you feel haveenabled this shift?

2. What was your experience reading Tomorrow Will Be Different? What surprised you most whilereading the book and in what you learned?

3. Many people don’t know where to begin when they start learning about LGBTQ issues and areoften overwhelmed with information. Did you feel this way before reading Tomorrow Will BeDifferent? Why or why not? Did your opinions change after reading the book? If so, how?Which part

4. Which part of Sarah’s story were you most drawn to and why?

5. Sarah writes about the nearly universal desire to be seen. When were some times you felt unseen,unheard, or marginalized, and how did you go about handling those situations?

6. Sarah’s experiences are the main focus of her memoir, but she points out that trans issues areclosely linked with many other issues. For example: Transwomen of color are more likely toexperience violence, assault, and even homelessness. What other major issues can you think ofthat affect transgender people, whether in this book or in the world in general?

7. Throughout Sarah’s life, she has sought to bring about change. What do you think of her strategiesfor making progress? What do you think are the most effective ways to bring about change?

8. Did reading Sarah’s story inspire you to want to join the fi ght for equality? If so, how do you thinkyou might get involved? (Hint: Visit HRC.org to learn more about how to fi ght the good fi ght!)

 
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