Navigating the World with a Gender-Fabulous Child

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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

A new 1st day of school

R will be transitioning  at school tomorrow. Summer is just too far away and she was having trouble with pretending  to be a boy at school.
The principal  called a staff meeting  to make staff aware that he expects  and DEMANDS that R be respected  and that he will not tolerate their personal views effecting the way R is treated.  Only 2 staff members  seemed distressed  but the news of having  a transgender  child at school.
R doesn’t  care what they think. The fact is that out of ALL that staff there were only 2. My friend heard some of the staff talking about  how wonderful  it is that R can be herself and demand that others treat her with dignity  and respect  because they knew people (family or friends) that couldn’t when they were in school.
I cannot  say it enough… my child  is my hero!