Archive for May 2015

Portrait of a Transgender Child: Part Three

The First Brush Strokes: Part Three Dark blue from birth and blinded by the lights, Jake’s gaze met mine and I knew his soul. Knew that I loved every inch of him, like I have never loved another human being before. But more than that, Jake knew mine. In that moment when our eyes met,... Read more »

Portrait of a Transgender Child: Part Two

Portrait of a Transgender Child: Part Two
The Outline – Part Two You know that feeling, when you’re just on the edge of sleep, in the backseat of a car going who cares where?  That sort of quiet acceptance that wherever you wind up, you have no control over it at all.  The trees blur together into a single shade of green... Read more »

Portrait of a Transgender Child: Part One

I know I said this story wasn’t about my son, exactly.  But I can’t tell you about being a parent of a transgender child without telling you about my transgender child. I think that there is a natural curiosity towards children like my son, children who fall outside the scope of our worldviews.  We look... Read more »
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Affirmed Mom of a Transgender Child

Affirmed Mom of a Transgender Child
This post began my story in May of 2015. At that time, I invited and still invite, my readers to share my journey with me. However, my choice of pronouns in this story were not always accurate. I made the choice to use them, then, not knowing better.  I know better now. You are welcome... Read more »