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…

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…

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…

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…