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She Said, She Said

Love, Loss & Living My New Normal

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Front cover of the memoir She Said She Said
Anne's Story

Anne Reid was born in Melbourne, Australia, the eldest of three children. Anne grew up on a dairy farm with parents who had moved from the city to experience a new lifestyle. Anne inherited a wanderlust from her mother, born in Shanghai to expat parents. Her formative years were instrumental in her want to explore the world, and her ability to embrace change.

Anne has a creative soul which she has expressed through her interests and various careers as an industrial designer, landscape architect and artist. She came to writing as a means of catharsis and to document her experiences as someone who found they were married to a person who felt completely wrong within their own body: eventually transitioning to live authentically as a woman.

Anne's first publication, She Said, She Said was released in April 2018. She lives in rural Virginia USA with her family, including three bright and creative kids, one rotund dog and a crazy cat.

She Said, She Said
Read & HEAR more...

The Australian - (for subscribers)

Goodbye Paul, hello Paula. (Arts section/Books) June 23, 2018


Joy FM 'The Gender Agenda' Podcast

Ep. 26 - She Said, She Said by the Sea Shore. June 2, 2018

ABC Radio Sydney

Evenings with Chris Bath. April 26, 2018

Sydney Book Launch

Catherine McGregor launches the book at Sydney Theatre Company, April 26, 2018

Archer Magazine 

For Partners of Transgender People who Come Out. April 24, 2018


When my spouse came out as transgender, I wasn’t prepared to share the title of ‘Mum’. April 11 2018

The Sunday Mail - (for subscribers)

Point of No Return (Agenda section page 72-73). April 08, 2018

She Was the Man of My Dreams - (blog by Diane Daniel)

She Said’ a universal, personal wive’s tale (book review). Posted June 27 2018

Anne Reid gives eloquent voice to the feelings that every trans person knows.The pain, fear and bewilderment as a normal and happy life disintegrates amid the indescribable agony of gender dysphoria...

This is an important book on a topic too few understand


AM, Group Captain Australian Army


Anne reads the prologue from She Said, She Said

Prologue - She Said, She Said - Anne M Reid
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Book Resources

The following resources and references, extracted from the book 'She Said, She Said', will help you gain a greater understanding of gender transition and what to expect through the transition process. 

An alphabet soup of terms and acronyms you might encounter

To provide insight, a selection of documentaries, movies, TED Talks...

A historical & international perspective of gender non-conformance


The trans partner shoe shop
What to expect if you have a transitioning partner.

Supporting a trans partner friend
What to/not to do and say to your friend.

Respecting the trans person
Speaking to your trans friend, neighbor, relative or colleague. 

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