Inspired by her transgender son, activist Jodie Patterson identity, gender, race, and authenticity to tell a real-life story of a family's history and transformation.
"A courageous and poetic testimony on family and the self, and learning and unlearning we must do for those we love." -Janet Mock
Paperback, 352 Pages
Jodie Patterson Says:
"I’m an author, a mother of five, and an active LGBTQAI advocate who has been recognized for my activism by Hillary Clinton, GLAAD, Family Circle magazine, Cosmopolitan magazine, Yahoo, Refinery29, and numerous other outlets. I’m a regular speaker at national and international conferences on a variety of topics including identity, business, parenting, and gender. In 2017 I gave a TEDx Talk in Germany entitled, Gender is obsolete.
I hold the position of Board Director with the Human Rights Campaign and work closely with HRC’s Parents for Transgender Equality Council. I also sit on the Advisory Board of the Ackerman Institute’s Gender & Family Project, where I advise on strategic partnerships and overall goals for the organization. As well, I sit on the advisory teams of both Mount Sinai’s transgender health center and Community of Unity, a not-for-profit that provides Social Emotional Learning (SEL) programs for underserved kids in NYC public schools."