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Transitions of the Heart is the first collection to invite mothers of transgender and gender variant children to tell their own stories. Often "transitioning" socially and emotionally alongside their children, parents have their own parallel process to work through, and few resources to depend on. Editor Rachel Pepper has gathered voices of women from all walks of life, with children ranging in age from six to sixty, to share their experiences. These mothers have learned how to advocate for their children and themselves. By speaking out here, they are blazing a brave trail for others to follow.

Catalog ID: 1573447881

UPC: 9781573447881

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    Various Authors
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    Cleis Press Inc.
    Publication date:
    2012 year
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    Edited by:
    Rachel Pepper
  • Reviews(30)

    • ViVix
      Advanced reviewer, rank 6/10

      If one day your child came to you and told you that he/she felt that they had never belonged in their own body, would you go on the journey with him/her to match the inside to the physical outside? The authors of this book are parents of transgender and gender variant kids that publish all emotions and problems while watching their children go through their changes. Some can't seem to find peace, others pave the way for their children, but every story has a truly "parent: flaws and all" feel.

    • freud13
      Writer, rank 7.1/10

      This book features 32 stories of mothers describing their struggle to accept and understand their transgender or gender variant child. It is a fantastic book that needed to be written and is a wonderful resource for families of transgender individuals. The editor and authors did an amazing job with this book.

    • caffeinated
      Advanced reviewer, rank 5.1/10

      A cross between the "Soup for the Soul" genre and the relevance of the transgender subject in today's society, "Transitions of the Heart" served as an honest, informative look at the perspective of families (and, specifically, mothers) of transgender children. I would definitely recommend this book to almost any audience.

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    • This seems well worth the read.
    • Sounds like an interesting and informative book.
    • I'm pretty sure this was one of the books my trans therapist recommended that I give my parents, it's so neat to see it on Eden!
    • Very good book
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    • Sounds like a good book.
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    • Probably a great read. I should get it for my parents.
    • Sounds uniquely interesting.
    • Looks interesting!
    • I would read it.
    • cute cover
    • Not something I would expect from a sextoy site, but kudos to eden for stocking this! ♥
    • Sounds really interesting.
    • Sounds like an interesting read.
    • Wow. This is amazing. I'm so happy to see this side of the story being shared.
    • not a topic you can often find books on
    • Sounds helpful for many folks.
    • I am getting this for my cousin. I think it is a book that needed to be written.
    • this is one of those you love or hate. i will have to get it and see.
    • I'm not in this situation, but I'd still love to read this. I'm sure the stories are very moving.
    • Not in this situation but if I was I would read this.
    • Neat! I want to read this!
    • Sounds like a very important book.
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