What’s often missing from conversations about transgender and non-binary youth is the process in which parents/caregivers of TGNB youth have to unlearn and learn all they’ve ever been taught about gender. There should be a heightened focus on the process that parents/caregivers move through in order to create more loving and affirming relationships with the TGNB in their lives. Using Jodi Patterson’s experience as the backdrop can help us get there.
Questions and Points to Consider
- What are your initials reactions and thoughts?
- What does the mother profiled, Jodie Patterson, mean when she said her family assumed “perfectly healthy, anatomically girl” when Penel was born?
Jodi Patterson Tell Us to Be Bold Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Si5kAnLyKeg