WAUSAU — A Wausau native now living in Green Bay will share her poetry during two local readings this week.

“Becoming Trans-Parent, One Family’s Journey of Gender Transition” a collection of poems by Annette Langlois Grunseth, shares one parent’s experience of an adult child transitioning from son to daughter. Through understandable poetry, information is woven around one family’s story to provide awareness about the journey of gender identity.

Narrative poems explain changing avatars, using restrooms, selecting clothing, grieving, passing as a woman, job discrimination, unique health issues, what happens to marriage and family, along with the joy that comes from seeing a child transition into living an authentic life.

Langlois Grunseth will read from her book at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Marathon County Public Library, 300 First St., Wausau.

Then at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Langlois Grunseth will speak to residents in the cafe at Primrose Retirement Community, 2100 Townline Road.

Both events are free and open to the public.