I am Woman: Surviving the Past, the Present and the Future

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Daliah Husu is a writer and poet whose work focuses on themes of love, self-acceptance and spiritual and emotional fulfillment. Her lifelong struggle with gender identity, sexuality, social acceptance, and substance abuse has inspired her to share her remarkable story. Living the life of her dreams won't be easy - especially since she was born male. But her dream life may yet come true - if she truly wants it. In this raw and emotionally charged memoir, Daliah Husu declares her trans womanhood with an honest and authoritative voice. Searching for her true identity, yearning for her mother's acceptance, and desperate to find love, Daliah shares her painful, yet enriching journey into self-actualization and womanhood - a journey that starts as a young boy growing up without his father or mother in the slums of Santo Domingo, and who later transforms into a young woman obsessed with the attention of men, forced into sex work, and haunted by alcohol and drug abuse. Remarkably, I Am Woman emphasizes that in the midst of our loneliness, suffering and darkness, our hopes and dreams continue to illuminate our path to personal freedom, survival and ultimately love.

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Everything has a beginning...and a story behind it. I Am Woman materialized out of the darkest moment of my life, a moment when nothing made sense and the need to understand the purpose of my existence was my most daunting question. When I began writing--back in 2013--I had lost my job as a showgirl and MC in a Fort Lauderdale gay bar. I was a natural at that job, and I thought I had found my calling. Consequently, I found myself lost and without direction when I was fired.

Like many of us, I scrutinized my innermost feelings and thoughts, trying to find the answer to one question: What am I to do now? I read numerous self-help books, searched the internet for testimonials, consulted with my boyfriend--now my husband--for advice, began meditating and praying more often, joined a yoga studio, and even moved. I tried everything I could, just to get my bearings. But time turned out to be my best friend, rather than my enemy.

The answer I sought out revealed itself a year later. One year was sufficient time for me to mature in order to hear and comprehend my personal calling: I had to help others. Surprisingly, the calling was always there, but I failed to hear it time after time. I realized that living and sharing my life was the purpose of my life--it was so simple!
When I first put pen to paper, I promised myself that I would be honest with the world about who I was and where I came from. This promise was crucial in order to effectively help others and have a positive impact on the world. Within my story, I had to detail the glamorous moments and all the excitement, as well as the ugly truths.

Detailing my struggles as a trans woman, my insecurities, and my past alcohol and drug addiction was just as important as detailing my personal victories and ultimate success. Without my personal crises, I would be someone else and this book would only exist in my dreams. The compilation of good and bad experiences that have shaped my life have created I Am Woman and also the woman I am today.

Remarkably, I Am Woman emphasizes that in midst of our loneliness, suffering, and darkness, our hopes and dreams continue to illuminate our path to personal freedom, survival, and ultimately love. I promise you that this book will change you in some way and open your eyes to the various realities of life that exist in the word. It's so easy to live in a self-absorbed bubble or to live and die within the communities that our parents raised us in. But life is more beautiful when we see the world and embrace the diversity that flourishes within it. So I invite you to pick up this book, turn the page, and read it with an open mind. You'll never be the same...

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Daliah Husu is a writer and a poet, whose work focuses on themes of love, self-acceptance, and spiritual and emotional fulfillment. Her lifelong struggle with gender identity, sexuality, social acceptance, and substance abuse has inspired her to share her remarkable story of survival.

Born into poverty in the most dangerous slum of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, Daliah had many challenges to overcome from a young age. At the age of eight, she moved to New Jersey to live with her estranged mother, her brother, and her stepfather, and a new world of possibilities opened up to her. 

After transitioning from male-to-female in 2007, Daliah graduated with a BFA in Fashion Design from Miami International University of Art and Design. Since, she has dedicated herself to exploring various forms of artistic expression, ranging from costume design, acting, modeling, dancing, and a new-found passion for writing.

Since going public with her story in March 2016, Daliah has been featured in numerous magazines, newspapers, and online publications, such as Closer Magazine UK, The Daily Mirror UK, Seattle Gay News, The Florida Agenda, GAIA Women's Magazine, and others. She has been a guest on "The Queer Life Radio Show," Outsources Radio, and Wild Planet Radio.

More recently, Daliah has been a contributor to renowned author Warren Adler's "Writers Of The World" campaign and Viga Boland's latest book "Don't Write Your Memoir Without Me!" Daliah is also contributing writer for Transoutloud and Out News Global UK.

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