The wise, life-changing, ground-breaking book from writer and activist Munroe Bergdorf.

Transitioning is an alignment of the invisible and the physical. It is truth rising to the surface. It is one of the most fundamental aspects of the human condition—a part of our experience as a conscious being, no matter who we are.

As time goes on, we all develop as people. None of us ever becomes someone else entirely—regardless of how we identify—but nor do we stay the same forever. We all transition. It's what binds us, not what separates us.

In Transitional, activist and writer Munroe Bergdorf draws on her own experience and theory from key experts, change-makers and activists to reveal just how deeply ingrained transitioning is in human experience.

This is a book to help bring us closer to a shared consciousness: a powerful guide to how our differences can be harnessed as a tool to heal, build community, and construct a better society.

About the author(s)

Munroe Bergdorf is an activist, writer, and model. She has recently been appointed as contributing editor at British Vogue and has contributed to publications including The Guardian, Grazia, i-D, ELLE, Teen Vogue, and Paper. In 2019, Bergdorf was awarded an honorary doctorate for campaigning for transgender rights by the University of Brighton, and served as a national advocate for UN Women UK. Her first film, What Makes a Woman, premiered on Channel 4 in 2018.


"Bergdorf is proof that speaking up for what you believe in can provoke real change." — Vogue

"Galvanizing ... Her self confidence radiates." — Cosmopolitan

"Munroe Bergdorf continues to make history … The energy Bergdorf has for the causes she believes in is evident." — Timeout