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Release Date: May 2, 2012
ISBN: 9781573447881
eISBN: 9781573448017

Transitions of the Heart: Stories of Love, Struggle and Acceptance by Mothers of Transgender and Gender Variant Children

by Rachel Pepper

Transitions of the Heart is the first collection to ever invite mothers of transgender and gender variant children of all ages to tell their own stories about their child's gender transition. Often "transitioning" socially and emotionally alongside their child but rarely given a voice in the experience, mothers hold the key to familial and societal understanding of gender difference. Sharing stories of love, struggle, and acceptance, this collection of mother's voices, representing a diversity of backgrounds and sexual orientations, affirms the experience of those who have raised and are currently raising transgender and gender variant children between the ages of 5-50. Edited by Rachel Pepper, a gender specialist and co-author of the acclaimed book The Transgender Child, Transitions of the Heart will prove an invaluable resource for parents coming to terms with a child's gender variance or transition.

 
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About the author Rachel Pepper
 
 

Rachel Pepper is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the Bay Area of California. Rachel is the author or co-author of four books including Transitions of the Heart: Stories of Love, Struggle and Change by Mothers of Transgender and Gender Variant Children, The Transgender Child: A Handbook for Families and Professionals and The Ultimate Guide to Pregnancy for Lesbians, all published by Cleis Press, as well as the Gay and Lesbian Guide to College Life, published by the...


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