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Trans-Parenting Podcast Epidode 4: Avery Jackson is in the House!

Posted on Feb 21, 2016 in Podcast | 1 comment

https://traffic.libsyn.com/transparenting/TransParenting_Podcast_E4.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | RSSAvery Jackson, my 8-year-old daughter, joins me on today’s episode. We talk about what life was like before transitioning and how it’s been since. She has opinions and isn’t shy about sharing them. Hear her thoughts on bathroom bills and being a good parent. She also tells about some of the cool stuff that she’s been up to — from YouTube to hanging out with friends to activism. There are a few surprises and hints at upcoming projects, too! The video she made that is mentioned as part...

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Sharing Our Story at Trevor Project

Posted on Jun 10, 2015 in Advocacy | 0 comments

My family was invited to attend the TrevorLive Gala in New York City in June. I met David Bond of the Trevor Project earlier in the spring at HRC’s Time To Thrive conference where he heard me mention Avery trying to jump out of our car when she was four years old. He asked if I could also speak at TrevorLive to let their supporters hear how trans kids can be suicidal at an extremely young age because of their dysphoria and a lack of acceptance. I hope that our story made enough of an impact on people in the audience that they made larger donations than planned to support children like ours.   Here is my speech from that evening: My name is Debi Jackson. My...

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