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M. tells her friends

I left you all with a cliff-hanger last week:  M. had announced that she wanted to tell her best friends in her first grade class that she’s transgender, and her teacher and I were scrambling to figure out how this was going to work.  M. didn’t want any other kids to know – just her…

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Thankful

This week M. had an afterschool playdate with Sophie, one of her best friends from school. When I arrived in the evening to pick M. up, Sophie ran by me wearing nothing but a pair of underpants and a table cloth tied around her waist. M. chased after her, shirtless. I don’t know what game…

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I am M.

It’s my birthday today.  And so far, the gifts I have received include a series of exuberant hugs and kisses from M. and… a phone call from her freaked-out first-grade teacher. It all started last week, when I brought home a copy of “I am Jazz,” the new children’s book written by famous transgender teen Jazz…

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New podcast episode: Looking for Love

Hi friends. I’ve been working on this podcast episode off and on for several months now. It took me a long time because it’s about big things. It’s about finding love. It’s about boys (both M. and I seem to like them a lot).  It’s about questions I can’t answer: Can I date a man who wouldn’t date…

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My child is not a predator

My last post, about M.’s schoolmate finding out that she was transgender, got some pretty strong responses – some of them not very nice. Some people leapt to the conclusion that my child was walking around exposing herself to random children at school, that these kids were being traumatized by this, and that when these…

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“I Want to Be a Famous Transgender Girl”

Monday night. Making dinner, packing the next day’s lunch, supervising homework.  Someone calls my cell phone.  I don’t recognize the number so I let it go to voicemail. Turns out it’s M.’s first grade teacher. It’s a long message. Apparently one of the other first grade teachers got an email from a parent.  Her daughter…

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Meet gendergrandma

Bonjour! I am writing this post far from home, nibbling a baguette and sipping un café, and pinching myself to make sure I am really here… in France! My mother turns 70 in a few weeks, and we decided to splurge on a tour of French vineyards to celebrate. I haven’t written much about my…