Posts Tagged "trans teens"

Trans-Parenting Podcast Episode 9: An Interview with Darlene Tando, LCSW

Posted on Oct 26, 2016 in Podcast | 3 comments

https://traffic.libsyn.com/transparenting/TransParenting_Podcast_E9.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | RSSIn Episode 9 of the Trans-Parenting podcast, I sat down to chat with Darlene Tando, a licensed clinical social worker who recently appeared on the Dr. Phil show. In that episode, a mom and her teen were on to talk about the mom’s struggle accepting her daughter’s transition. Darlene is also the author of “The Conscious Parent’s Guide to Gender Identity: A Mindful Approach to Embracing Your Child’s Authentic Self,” which you can purchase on Amazon.   As a reminder, we...

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Happy Tears

Posted on Sep 4, 2015 in Advocacy | 0 comments

Crying happy tears. I just read the best message from the woman I was arguing with on the Lila news story a couple of days ago. She apologized for being ignorant and hateful, said she’s spent the last day reading and learning, and now she would be completely comfortable with her daughters being in a locker room with a transgender girl. This is why I engage in these conversations online. As frustrating and hurtful as they can be, you never know when they will make a difference. This is how allies are made. This makes the sad, angry, and frustrated tears worth it. How did the conversation go, you may be asking? Here’s my part of the conversation. (The woman...

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For Parents Who Aren’t Supportive of Their Trans Teens

Posted on Jul 22, 2015 in Personal Thoughts, Uncategorized, Video | 0 comments

A lot of parents refuse to support a child who comes out as transgender. Here are a few reasons they should.

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A Message to Trans Teens: Suicide is Not the Answer

Posted on May 26, 2015 in Personal Thoughts, Video | 0 comments

Too many trans teens are choosing suicide over life. They are doing this is a mistaken belief that their suicide will send a message. We don’t need more teens sending a message this way. There are plenty of us adults who get it, who know your pain. We are working to make your lives better. Please stick around to see our progress. We need you to be role models, not martyrs. If you are contemplating suicide, please seek help. Trevor Project Hotline: 866-488-7386 Trans Lifeline US: 877-565-8860 Canada: 877-330-6366

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If I Was Leelah’s Mom

Posted on Jan 2, 2015 in Personal Thoughts, Religion | 15 comments

Leelah Alcorn is pretty much all I’ve been able to think about for the last few days. My family is all snug at home, enjoying time together during the holiday break and staying inside playing games to escape the bitter cold. But even surrounded by warmth and happiness, my husband and kids, I think about Leelah. I’ve wrestled with various emotions when thinking of her parents. Anger, possibly a little hatred, a lot of pity, and a tiny sliver of understanding. I wanted to give them the benefit of the doubt, to think that they loved Leelah deeply but were overwhelmed and confused, trying to understand but finding it to be a struggle. I didn’t want to...

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