Ever since they were young, Peggy Cryden noticed her children’s gender expression did not correspond with society’s expectations of their biological gender. In this moving and honest memoir, Peggy details the experiences and challenges of raising both a gay son and a gay transgender son, and shares her family’s journey of adversity and growth, which has helped inform her work as a psychotherapist. Each chapter explores a particular year in the family’s life following the children from birth to adulthood and through their numerous experiences, including coming out, depression, hate crime, relationships, school, and various aspects to do with transitioning (legal, physical, medical, social) as well as their appearances in the media as a family. This book is insightful charming and thought-provoking and through levity and humor offers a positive approach to parenting outside of convention.
- From the Publisher
May 16, 2017
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