Posts Tagged "trans kids"

Speech to the NEA GLBT Caucus about creating supportive schools

Posted on Jul 7, 2016 in Education Issues | 2 comments

I’m in Washington, D. C. today after having delivered the keynote address at the NEA GLBT Caucus dinner, an impressively large event that takes place during the NEA’s national conference each year. It began with 10 teachers a couple of decades ago, and last night more than 940 education professional attended! Several people introduced themselves to me last night by saying, “I’ve never taken notes during a speech at a dinner before until tonight.” Other’s said they couldn’t write things down quickly enough and asked if I could put the speech online for easy reference. I’m glad it had such a profound impact on the audience....

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

Posted on Feb 21, 2016 in Podcast | 1 comment 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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Trans-Parenting Podcast Episode 2: Telling Our Story

Posted on Jan 31, 2016 in Podcast | 0 comments Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | RSSI’ve been sick, so I apologize for my voice! In Episode 2 of the Trans-Parenting Podcast, I tell our family’s story of discovering our child, Avery Jackson, is transgender. Avery’s transition was really a transformation. She became the happiest, most loving child imaginable once she started living as a girl. Not all trans people are ok seeing photos of themselves pre-transition. Avery doesn’t mind hers. She likes to remember waaaaaay back when we were “too dumb” to know...

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How to Be an Ally to Your Trans Child

Posted on Jul 23, 2015 in Personal Thoughts, Video | 0 comments

If you’ve struggled to accept your child as trans, but now want to show them that you are onboard, here are a few ways to be their ally.

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My Little Advocate Makes a Splash in Her Avery Chat Video

Posted on May 15, 2015 in Media, Video | 1 comment

We knew. We knew that the time would come when AJ wanted to speak out for herself. As her parents, we were hoping it wouldn’t be for a long time. You know, the way you never want your kids to date. We thought we had time. We thought we could be better prepared. We wanted to protect her. But she is an amazing kid. An amazingly headstrong kid, too. With so much coverage of trans issues in the news, from the NBC Nightly News covering two trans kids to the big Bruce Jenner interview, we stumbled across a post from Entertainment Tonight listing 9 Inspirational Stories of Transgender Kids and Their Supportive Parents. We were one of the families. When AJ saw the post,...

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