Supporting Transgender Voices With Jodie Patterson
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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. See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
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