At the age of 3, Jodie Patterson's son announced, “Mama I’m not a girl. I’m a boy”. As a result Jodie wrote the book “The Bold World: A Memoir of Family and Transformation” in 2019. Jodie is Chair of the Human Rights Campaign Foundation Board, our nation’s largest LGBTQAI+ organization. She is on Mount Sinai’s Institute for Health Equity Research Task Force, the Advisory Board of the Ackerman Institute’s Gender & Family Project, and Mount Sinai’s Center for Transgender Medicine and Surgery Advisory Board. The United Nations has recognized her as a Champion of Change. Her new book is titled “Born Ready: The True Story Of A Boy Named Penelope”.
In this conversation, Jodie discusses what life is like as the parent of a transgender child. She talks about how her family reacted and grew through this experience, and gives advice to parents who might be navigating similar complicated waters.
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