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We are getting further in her journey

R is getting  further along in her transition. She’s been referred  to the endocrinologist   (which is next week) and we are going to get the blood work & x-rays a few days before. Luckily  all of the doctors we have needed to see have been at the same practice so R is already comfortable.

Bruce Jenner is a HERO

I know that Jenner spoke about helping the LGBTQ  community during the interview  last night. I am so glad Jenner did! the interview  was done so amazingly  well and my heart bursts with joy for Jenner and every other Trans* woma, man and child who will benefit from how eloquent  and genuine Jenner was.
I knew that with Diane Sawyer  being a part of this, it would be done with the utmost  class and dignity. However, she exceeded my expectations. I don’t think she really should have asked Jenner about the SRS, BUT I also think that I need to keep in mind that not everyone  knows what is appropriate  or inappropriate.
I think that an important  thing for the trans* and cis community  to take away from this is that Jenner struggled for DECADES and even thought about suicide … Jenner didn’t go through with it though. Couldn’t  go through with it.
I implore  those in the trans* community  to follow Jenner ‘ s lead and live to see another day.
I implore  those in the cis community  to have an epiphany … BRUCE JENNER, famous, an Olympic  hero … almost committed suicide bc this was so tough, imagine how this process is for those who do not have fans. “We are going to change the world”- Bruce Jenner

Take Me to Church

R went back to church today (first time since affirming publicly) and Pastor was amazing. Didn’t make a big deal about any of it just treated her like he normally does *phew*.
I went out yesterday  and bought her a dress (her 1st ever).

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Quite Upset

I heard that a staff member was speaking about R today. This staff member called her a monstrosity. Supposedly  no one knows which staff member  it was but we all know that’s  a lie.
I am hoping  that said staff member  is so disturbed  by R’s presence  at the school that she quits and doesn’t  come back next year. I have a feeling  who it was but a feeling isn’t proof. Luckily  R doesn’t  know and didn’t  hear about  it.

A work in progress

Just like her 🙂

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Skirt day

R wore her skirt and Rainbow  Dash shirt today 🙂

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R’s 1st Day

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It went SO well that she feels comfortable  wearing  a skirt tomorrow  :).
Another child came up to my boss (the breakfast  and lunch aide) and asked how R got permission  to do this bc she has been telling her parents for years that she’s not a girl, she’s a boy and they just won’t  listen to her. Broke my heart.
One little girl was a little confused  about the bathroom  situation  but R, the principal  and the bullying  specialist  explained it well.
Again, this little girl is my HERO!