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How to Be a Girl

For several months now, I’ve been secretly working on a new project.  I just launched it, and I want YOU, the kind and gentle readers of my blog, to be the first to know about it: It’s an audio podcast about me and M.  In each episode, I talk about what it’s like raising a transgender kid, and M.…

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Warrior Princess

If you read my recent “Pants!” post, you know about the pants, the Pokemon, and the boy BFF. I didn’t mention Xena. I fell hard for Xena in college in the ‘90s. Everything about her was everything I’d been taught girls couldn’t be. In every episode there was that point where she’d stand in a…

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“80 percent change back”

“80 percent change back,” she says. M.’s dad and I are sitting in the office of the local go-to psychologist for transgender kids. I sigh, relieved. Our 3-year-old child probably isn’t transgender. It probably is just a phase: The insistence on wearing only pink, the passion for dolls, and the recent announcement that took my…

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Laverne!

If you have not purchased a copy of this week’s TIME magazine, it is officially time for you to do so. Go! Right now! Run to the store and buy it! Why? Because on the cover of this week’s issue is the lovely, smart, and inspiring transgender “It” girl, Laverne Cox, who plays a transgender…

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Pants!

I apologize for the long stretch between posts. All is well with me and the amazing young M., but we’ve had a bit of a rough patch: Broken sewer line, overflowing toilet, toys floating around M.’s bedroom… you get the picture.  Happy to report that no beloved toys were lost to the Great Toilet Flood of…