While the transition for a preadolescent transgender child is social, often entailing a pronoun, wardrobe, and/or name change, and sometimes legal, entailing a gender marker and/or name change on government documents, adolescence can include a medical transition. The outwardly gender-neutral body of childhood may begin to betray who a transgender teen knows themselves to be […]
As the dusk of childhood sets and the dawn of adolescence rises, we find ourselves in a new season. The peace and joy that defined my kid has been woven with a fresh strand of discomfort for the binary boundaries puberty defines. With this natural season of metamorphosis on the horizon, her body begins to lean toward the masculine, and in response her heart and mind lean toward the feminine. As the incongruence grows, so does the pain in my mama heart.
After 12 years of living in joyful connection with our gender creative firstborn child, Sky has transitioned to female expression and pronouns (she/her). This means she is transgender. She is the same beautiful, kind, clever, fun, and happy kid who we continue to love, accept, and support. We will be honoring this diversity and affirming […]