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Publisher Description

From the incomparable Emmy, Grammy, and Tony Award winner, a powerful and revealing autobiography about race, sexuality, art, and healing

It’s easy to be yourself when who and what you are is in vogue. But growing up Black and gay in America has never been easy. Before Billy Porter was slaying red carpets and giving an iconic Emmy-winning performance in the celebrated TV show Pose; before he was the groundbreaking Tony and Grammy Award-winning star of Broadway’s Kinky Boots; and before he was an acclaimed recording artist, actor, playwright, director, and all-around legend, Porter was a young boy in Pittsburgh who was seen as different, who didn’t fit in. At five years old, Porter was sent to therapy to “fix” his effeminacy. He was endlessly bullied at school, sexually abused by his stepfather, and criticized at his church. Porter came of age in a world where simply being himself was a constant struggle.

Billy Porter’s Unprotected is the life story of a singular artist and survivor in his own words. It is the story of a boy whose talent and courage opened doors for him, but only a crack. It is the story of a teenager discovering himself, learning his voice and his craft amidst deep trauma. And it is the story of a young man whose unbreakable determination led him through countless hard times to where he is now; a proud icon who refuses to back down or hide. Porter is a multitalented, multifaceted treasure at the top of his game, and Unprotected is a resonant, inspirational story of trauma and healing, shot through with his singular voice.

GENRE
Biographies & Memoirs
RELEASED
2021
October 19
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
256
Pages
PUBLISHER
ABRAMS
SELLER
Harry N. Abrams, Inc.
SIZE
2.6
MB

Customer Reviews

jaszi j ,

WERK!

I wish I had something really profound to say... Im not sure when it happened, but I have been a Billy Porter fan for quite sometime now... I missed seeing him in 'Kinky Boots'... I can only imagine... I've can say Ive been present for most of the slayage captured in this novel! I truly enjoy Billy Porter's ability to captivate... Congrats to you, Billy Porter! Enjoy ♥️🤗☺️

A.J. Madrid ,

Unprotected

Billy Porter is a life force and his resilience and instinctive sense of justice from childhood will inspire survivors of abuse,trauma, religious bigotry and unrelenting homophobia. He is a national treasure.