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

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

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.

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

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  • I just finished reading this book, in less than two days! I could go on and on about how great it was, but I will let the below email I just sent to the editor (pretty much the first one I've ever sen...

  • I settled down yesterday afternoon to peruse Transitions of the Heart and couldn’t put it down until the sun set. Each of the stories in this collection compound the unifying message of the book--lo...

  • My sister, parent to a transboy teenager, recommended this book. This 'slice of life' from multiple mothers of transgender children gives the reader great insight into ways parents manage this often u...

  • I read Transitions of the Heart, a collection of essays by mothers of trans* and genderqueer children, and mostly what I liked about it was that there were moments that made me bristle.Let me explain ...

  • This book was okay, while it might be helpful to a parent of a transgender or gender variant child or someone with no knowledge of transgender issues, for me there was no new information. The authors ...

  • This book contains 32 essays written by mothers of transgender children. I highly recommend it for anyone who has a transgender friend or family member; anyone who has a friend with a transgender fami...

  • I read a lot of books to disconnect & escape. Cozy mysteries & such. This book I picked up to re-engage. It's a disruptive political time right now & I wanted to set that drama aside but still read ab...

  • I took my time with this. I don't know why, but I now have a BIG interest with this topic now. Seeing how parents react to their transgender children is very eye-opening. To be honest, I was on the cl...

  • Before I started this book, I assumed all the stories would be from the perspective of mothers who have accepted their child's transition. This was not the case. Some of the mothers were bitter and in...

  • Good variety of stories of people in the Queer community. I purchased for my mom and step mom when I was coming out....