Episode VIII: Meeting Laverne

Earlier this year, my daughter got to meet the transgender TV star Laverne Cox. I wrote about it for my blog, and that heart-warming, feel-good post went crazy viral on the internet.  But there's more to the story.  Here it is.

Laverne

My daughter gave her first interview (to Amy Poehler's Smart Girls website): Check it out!

Music credits: "Hearts Mend (Prelude)" by Rebecca Foon, "EDM Detection Mode" by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com), "nu pop2" by Plusplus.

Episode VII: THE FACTS (about transgender kids)

When my "son" first started saying that "he" was actually a "she," I went looking for information. I wanted hard numbers.  I wanted data.  I wanted science to tell me to do. This is what I discovered. 

If you'd like to watch a condensed, 5-minute animated version of this episode, check this out:

Music credits: "Arboles" by Podington Bear; "Outside the Terminal" by Blue Dot Sessions; "March of the Mind," "Oppressive Gloom," and "Unseen Horrors" by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com); animation scored by
Jonathan Hirsch (www.arrvls.com).

Episode VI: The Interview

This episode is a little different from the others I've made. It's mostly just my daughter talking, answering my questions about what it's like being a transgender six year old.  


Episode V: Looking for Love

She's six years old and transgender.  I'm a single mom.  This is what happens when we both hit the dating scene and compare notes about it.

Music credits: "Night Owl" by Broke for Free, "Is This What Mama Meant" by Michaela Anne.

Episode IV: Tom Boy Trans Girl

How girlie do you have to be to secure your spot in the girl club?  And what happens when your own mother questions your girl credentials? 

Bonus: The Origins of Acrobat Girl:


Music credits:  "Action" and "Eastern" by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com), "Xena: Warrior Princess - Main Title" by Joseph LoDuca.

Episode III: How Old is Gender?

Am I insane?  How can I be so sure that my young child is transgender?

Music credits: "Her Love Comes in Air" by soundZcapa, "Gato" by Rod Hamilton, "Kaikou" by Satori.

Episode II: Daily Life in the House of Girls

What's it like raising a transgender child?  How did your family respond?  What about school?  How in the world does this work?  This episode gives you the low-down on what daily life is really like for us. 

Music credits: "Le Petit Jardin"  by Lee Maddeford, "Under the Color Cave" by Noveller, "Lost Frontier" by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com), "Big Gay Water Fight"  by Plushgoolash.

Episode I: Mama, I'm a Girl

When he was three years old, my son informed me that she was actually my daughter.  I'm now the mother of a happy, confident little transgender girl, but it took a while to get here.

Watch an animated version of Episode I:

 

Music credits: "Ichill" by Kakurenbo, "Rosary Novena for Gender Transitioning" by Terre Thaemlitz, "The Flight of Lulu" by Possimiste.