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Some really interesting questions

I recently had a chance to talk with Hillary Frank, a fellow mother of a young daughter, and the smart and talented host of a parenting podcast called The Longest Shortest Time. She asked some really interesting questions no one had asked me before, about what it’s like to parent my trans daughter. You can listen here.…

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New podcast: A bathroom bill in my backyard

I never thought a bathroom bill – the kind they passed in North Carolina – would come to my home state.  But it did.  They’re trying to pass one where I live, and I made this podcast episode to tell the story of my fight (so far) against it. Below are some of the photos I’ve…

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New Podcast Episode: School (Part II)

This is the second part of a two-part episode (you can hear the first part here) about what happened when I enrolled my transgender daughter in a new school this past fall.  It hasn’t been easy, but we’ve both learned a lot – about ourselves and about the people in our lives. You can listen…

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New Podcast Episode: School

The ninth episode of my podcast, “How to Be a Girl,” has been six months in the making, because that’s how long it took for this story to play out. It’s the story of my daughter entering second grade at a new school where we knew pretty much no one, almost no one knew her…

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Trans Kids Not Necessarily Crazy

Extra! Extra! Read all about it! Trans Kids Found Not Crazy! Extra! Extra! That’s not an actual headline, of course, but it’s not far off from the real one: CBS News: “Truly Stunning” findings on transgender kids’ mental health The “truly stunning” findings, published this month in the journal Pediatrics, show that transgender kids like…

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So long, Zucker.

Something big happened rather quietly this week.  It didn’t make much of a dent in the mainstream media in the U.S., but it’s led to a raucous party on my Facebook feed, with celebratory ALL CAPS posts from my transgender pals and their allies: “AMAZING!” “HAPPY DAY!” “VICTORY AT LAST!” Here’s what the fuss is all…