Omg, girls! I will be doing Kristin Beck’s makeup with a photo shoot on Friday, March 28, at The Keystone Conference! Kristin will be speaking Friday as part of the conference schedule. In case you don’t know, Kristin Beck is a retired Navy SEAL, and the first Navy SEAL to come out as transgender.
She co-authored an autobiography, Warrior Princess, published in the summer of 2013. Amazon provides the following book description:
Chris Beck played high school football. He bought a motorcycle, much to his mother’s dismay, at age 17. He grew up to become a U.S. Navy SEAL, serving our country for twenty years on thirteen deployments, including seven combat deployments, and ultimately earned a Purple Heart and the Bronze Star. To everyone who saw him, he was a hero. A warrior. A man.
But underneath his burly beard, Chris had a secret, one that had been buried deep inside his heart since he was a little boy—one as hidden as the panty hose in the back of his drawer. He was transgender, and the woman inside needed to get out.
This is the journey of a girl in a man’s body and her road to self-actualization as a woman amidst the PTSD of war, family rejection and our society’s strict gender rules and perceptions. It is about a fight to be free inside one’s own body, a fight that requires the strength of a Warrior Princess.
Kristin’s story of boy to woman explores the tangled emotions of the transgender experience and opens up a new dialogue about being male or female: Is gender merely between your legs or is it something much bigger?
Kristin Beck is working on an “unofficial” autobiography with another editor that she is entitling “Lady Valor: The First Female Navy SEAL, A journey from War to Peace.”
I don’t know about you, but I am super excited to talk with Kristin Beck at length during her makeover and photo shoot and get to know her better. E-mail me if you’d like to book your Keystone makeover or transformation!