Gender Born Gender Made

Author: Diane Ehrensaft
Publisher: Workman Publishing
ISBN: 1615190600
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"Gender Born, Gender Made is a comprehensive guidebook for the parents and therapists of children who do not identify with or behave according to their biological gender. Drawing on the case histories of several children, each "gender creative" in his or her own way, Dr. Diane Ehrensaft offers concrete strategies for understanding and supporting children who experience confusion about their gender identities. She also discusses the latest therapeutic advancements available to gender-variant children. Traditionally, psychologists have sought to "cure" gender variance by pressuring children to conform to typical gender behavior. From her perspective as both clinician and parent of a gender creative child, Dr. Ehrensaft advocates a new approach, encouraging caregivers to support gender-variant children as they explore their gender identities. Rather than offering a "cure" for gender variance, Gender Born, Gender Made facilitates improved understanding and communication about gender identity." -- Publisher description.

Raising My Rainbow

Author: Lori Duron
Publisher: Broadway Books
ISBN: 0770437710
Size: 21.25 MB
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Raising My Rainbow is Lori Duron’s frank, heartfelt, and brutally funny account of her and her family's adventures of distress and happiness raising a gender-creative son. Whereas her older son, Chase, is a Lego-loving, sports-playing boy's boy, her younger son, C.J., would much rather twirl around in a pink sparkly tutu, with a Disney Princess in each hand while singing Lady Gaga's "Paparazzi." C.J. is gender variant or gender nonconforming, whichever you prefer. Whatever the term, Lori has a boy who likes girl stuff—really likes girl stuff. He floats on the gender-variation spectrum from super-macho-masculine on the left all the way to super-girly-feminine on the right. He's not all pink and not all blue. He's a muddled mess or a rainbow creation. Lori and her family choose to see the rainbow. Written in Lori's uniquely witty and warm voice and launched by her incredibly popular blog of the same name, Raising My Rainbow is the unforgettable story of her wonderful family as they navigate the often challenging but never dull privilege of raising a slightly effeminate, possibly gay, totally fabulous son. Now with Extra Libris material, including a reader’s guide and bonus content From the Trade Paperback edition.

Raising Ryland

Author: Hillary Whittington
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062388894
Size: 54.68 MB
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This powerful, moving story—which has already touched more than seven million through a viral video created by the Whittington family—is a mother’s first-hand account of her emotional choice to embrace her transgender child. When Hillary and Jeff Whittington posted a YouTube video chronicling their five-year-old son Ryland’s transition from girl to boy, they didn’t expect it to be greeted with such fervor. Beautiful and moving, the video documenting Hillary’s and Jeff’s love for their child instantly went viral and has been seen by more than seven million viewers since its posting in May 2014. Now for the first time, they tell their story in full, offering an emotional and moving account of their journey alongside their exceptional child. After they discovered their daughter Ryland was deaf at age one and needed cochlear implants, the Whittingtons spent nearly four years successfully teaching Ryland to speak. But once Ryland gained the power of speech, it was time for them to listen as Ryland insisted, “I am a boy!” And listen they did. After learning that forty-one percent of people who identify as transgender attempt to take their own lives, Hillary and her husband Jeff made it their mission to support their child—no matter what. From the earliest stages of deciphering Ryland through clothing choices to examining the difficult conversations that have marked every stage of Ryland’s transition, Hillary Whittington shares her experiences as a mother through it all, demonstrating both the resistance and support that their family has encountered as they try to erase the stigma surrounding the word “transgender.” In telling her family’s story, she hopes she can assist the world in accepting that even children as young as five, can have profound and impactful things to say and share. What emerges is a powerful story of unconditional love, accepting others for who they are, and doing what’s right, regardless of whether those around you understand it.

Letters For My Brothers 4th Ed

Author: Megan Rohrer
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1312461144
Size: 22.52 MB
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In today's fast paced world, the internet can provide quick answers to personal questions. But when an individual raised by society to live, breathe and look at the world with female eyes transitions to male, some of the most enlightening, helpful and profound advice can only come in retrospect. Letter to my Brothers, features essays from respected transmen mentors who share the wisdom they wish they would have known at the beginning of their journey into manhood.

The Transgender Child

Author: Stephanie Brill
Publisher: Cleis Press
ISBN: 1573443182
Size: 32.95 MB
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What do you do when your son insists on wearing a dress to school? Or when your toddler daughter's first sentence is that she's a boy? Offering an extensive understanding of gender-variant and transgender youth, The Transgender Child answers these questions and more. Covering developmental, legal, medical, and school issues, The Transgender Child is a comprehensive, first-of-its-kind guidebook for the unique challenges that thousands of families face raising children who step outside of the pink or blue box.

The Flowering House

Author: Paige Stirling Fox
Publisher: BalboaPress
ISBN: 9781452555188
Size: 20.84 MB
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Is “something more” calling to you? Are there dreams you’re longing to fulfill? Now is your time to begin. Camilla’s house reflects her inner life. She is always busy making her front yard immaculate, but she lives with the hidden truth of sealed-off messy rooms and a backyard filled with trash and weeds. One day, Camilla hears a ringing bell behind a closed door and courageously chooses to enter. The transformation that follows reveals all that is possible when we listen to our hearts. Opening with a simple, inspiring story, The Flowering House provides the reader with a guided journal for personal explorations, and calls to all who long to awaken to and more fully express their purpose. Website: http://www.thefloweringhouse.com/ http://www.facebook.com/PaigeStirlingFox https://twitter.com/#!/@floweringhouse

Raising Ryann

Author: Alyssa Rae Taylor
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780989713481
Size: 30.50 MB
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A USA TODAY BESTSELLER NEW ADULT ROMANCE-- Raising Ryann (Bad Boy Reformed) Synopsis: Twenty-year-old Reese Johnson can finally leave her troublesome past behind. She enters college with her best friend, Gia, and spends her time doing what she loves-working as a self-defense instructor at a local gym. Then Luke Ryann enters the picture. He's the tall, dark, and tattooed MMA fighter her boss hires to privately train her. One minute, he captivates her with his piercing brown eyes and boyish dimples. The next, he infuriates her with his relentless banter and cocky bad boy behavior. He's the last thing she wants or needs, and she never expects to fall in love with him. Luke's jaded past has him keeping a safe distance. Despite what he feels, some things are better left alone. He has a dangerous secret-one that has the potential to risk their lives. As he fights the attraction between them, can he resist the growing tension and protect the woman he'll never be able to have? Raising Ryann, the first book in the Bad Boy Reformed series, isn't just a story about first love. It's filled with action, suspense, mystery, and a touch of humor. Recommended for mature readers due to situations of abuse, violence, language and sexual content.

Searching For Freedom After The Civil War

Author: G. Ward Hubbs
Publisher: University of Alabama Press
ISBN: 0817318607
Size: 27.65 MB
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Searching for Freedom after the Civil War: Klansman, Carpetbagger, Scalawag, and Freedman examines the life stories and perspectives about freedom of four figures depicted in an infamous Reconstruction-era political cartoon.

The Turning Tide

Author: Diana Pharaoh Francis
Publisher: Penguin Group
ISBN: 0451462688
Size: 52.29 MB
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When the compass makers begin dying, causing Crosspoint to fall into chaos, Ryland is ordered by the king to commit a heinous, unforgivable act that places him at odds with his closest friends--Shaye, a majicar, and Fairlie, a metalsmith. Original.