New podcast episode: Eleven

It’s official: She’s a tween. It seemed like a good time to sit down and ask my 11-year-old about her world, and get a snapshot of what she thinks and how she’s doing. We covered some pretty typical tween girl stuff: Gossip, fashion, cliques.  And we also covered some not-so-typical stuff, including what puberty looks…

New podcast episode: THE TELL

A few weeks after starting fifth grade at a new school, my daughter came home and announced, “I have a new best friend and I’m going to tell her in a month that I’m transgender.” In the meantime, her new stepdad is giving her poker lessons. Hear all about it in the latest episode of…

New podcast: Playdates with Christians

This latest episode gives you an update on our new life here in the suburbs and some of the challenges we’re encountering.  I get some helpful advice from a new friend from the Bible Belt.  You’ll also hear how my daughter is faring in her new school, plus: Wedding audio! Listen here:  http://www.howtobeagirlpodcast.com/episodes/episode-xxvii-playdates-with-christians

New podcast episode: New School

My daughter starts fifth grade at a new school next month.  It’s a fresh start, where no one knows that she’s transgender. How do I handle this? How do I advise her?  Should she keep her transgender status to herself or be more open? After you listen to this episode, I could really use your advice: What…

New podcast episode: Won’t you be my neighbor?

We’ve moved to a new part of town.   And we’re just starting to get to know our new neighborhood. It’s pretty different from our old neighborhood.  We used to be in the heart of the city, and now we’re in the suburbs. My daughter loves the fact that there are kids everywhere and trampolines in…

A big change for gendermom!

Dear friends, Big news! Last week, I left my job of ten years to devote my time fully to this blog and production of my podcast, How to Be a Girl, as well as other projects aimed at advocating for kids like mine and telling their stories. I’m excited and a bit anxious as I bid…