Authors: Kristen Worley and Johanna Schneller
Kristen Worley once told a reporter: “Sports saved my life.” Born Chris Jackson, a boy, Worley’s inspiring book tells how an early passion for sports helped her navigate gender dysphoria while growing up in a conservative family.
In her 20s, Chris transitioned to become Kristen—a competitive cyclist and Olympic hopeful. Barred from representing Canada at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, Worley challenged the IOC’s gender policies at the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal and won a settlement which, among other things, promised to “promote inclusive sporting environments” within international sporting organizations.
Worley pulls no punches in this highly personal telling of her journey from athlete to advocate.