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“Life Without Pockets”
Unitarian Universalist author Carla Ernst will discuss Life Without Pockets: My Long Journey into Womanhood, a powerful story chronicling her journey from male to female. It is a compelling modern-day adventure story of the human spirit, as well as an entertaining and practical guide to living a life based not on marginalization by others, but on the continuing revelation and brave embrace of who we indeed are.
By any measure, the author had a wonderful life. But a secret burned fiercely within him. “He” was a “she.” From as early as she could remember, she had always identified as female. This secret festered – causing denial, a double life, suicidal ideation, and finally, an acknowledgment of who she really is.
An intensely personal story, the book not only to helps audiences better understand the challenges and joys of gender identity but more importantly, how to live an authentic life.
Host: Christian Becker
Sunday Forum is a Sunday morning lecture series at First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee that showcases provocative, sometimes controversial, speakers discussing topical issues of the day: politics, the environment, health issues, the arts, education and more. The Forum — in Max Otto Hall on our second floor — begins at 10:10 a.m. and lasts about 45 minutes. Speakers give a 30-minute presentation, followed by questions and brief comments from the audience. Coffee is served. Childcare is available.