Tag: transition

How I told my friends I was trans: a graphic novel by Jake Valentine

I am born and the doctor says, "It's a girl!"
Today is my trans son’s second anniversary. Two years since his rather incredible and surprising transition story, where he publicly and socially transitioned to he/him pronouns and a name that suited his gender identity. For his anniversary gift this year, I’ve decided to let him tell his own story. In graphic novel. Okay, really more of... Read more »

Thanks for a wonderful first year!

Thanks for a wonderful first year!
It’s been a whole year! Can you believe it? It feels like just yesterday that I introduced myself to the world as Affirmed Mom. I had very little support at that time in my life and less knowledge. I made mistakes, and I learned from them over the next couple months. I learned how to... Read more »

Getting over myself so my son can be stealth

Getting over myself so my son can be stealth
We move in the next two weeks, far away from anyone and anywhere we are now. Far away from the small town community that my son transitioned in. Everyone here knows, or knows of, our family. He’s the transgender boy. At least, I like to think that’s how they refer to him, but I’m betting... Read more »
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Is my son "boy" enough?

Is my son "boy" enough?
I remember the first “boy” haircut we got Jake, when he was four years old. Two years before we changed his name and changed his pronouns and started our journey. It was a couple inches long on top, definitely longer than the Mohawk he’d requested, and the back was rounded in that feminine style. But... Read more »

Happy Anniversary, Jake

Happy Anniversary, Jake
A year ago today, I asked my son to come along to his second grade Parent Teacher Conferences. He was, at that time, using female pronouns and only going by Jake at home. He agreed.  I asked him if there was anything at all he wanted to discuss. His name. I was surprised. For a... Read more »

Hannah's Story: Being Part of Trans History is Being Part of ONE Trans History

Hannah's Story: Being Part of Trans History is Being Part of ONE Trans History
October was LGBT History Month. To honor transgender people and their unique histories, I featured transgender people and parents of transgender children all month long. Through sharing their stories, I hoped to raise awareness of this amazing population of people who still struggle for basic human rights. To finish off the series, I have one... Read more »
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Jennifer's Story: Maybe It's Me

Jennifer's Story: Maybe It's Me
October is LGBT History Month. To honor transgender people and their unique histories, I will be featuring transgender people and parents of transgender children all month long. Through sharing their stories, I hope to raise awareness of this amazing population of people who still struggle for basic human rights. By Jennifer C, proud mom of... Read more »

Gail's Story: In the Presence of Change

Gail's Story: In the Presence of Change
October is LGBT History Month. To honor transgender people and their unique histories, I will be featuring transgender people and parents of transgender children all month long. Through sharing their stories, I hope to raise awareness of this amazing population of people who still struggle for basic human rights. By Gail Boone, creator/author of Transgender... Read more »

Debi's Story: You Know I'm a Girl, Right?

Debi's Story: You Know I'm a Girl, Right?
October is LGBT History Month. To honor transgender people and their unique histories, I will be featuring transgender people and parents of transgender children all month long. Through sharing their stories, I hope to raise awareness of this amazing population of people who still struggle for basic human rights. By  Debi Jackson, 2014 LTYM Kansas... Read more »
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Tina's Story: My Fifty-Year Journey from Shadow to Sun

Tina's Story: My Fifty-Year Journey from Shadow to Sun
October is LGBT History Month. To honor transgender people and their unique histories, I will be featuring transgender people and parents of transgender children all month long. Through sharing their stories, I hope to raise awareness of this amazing population of people who still struggle for basic human rights. By Tina Madison White, author, mother,... Read more »