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How to Be a Girl

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How to Be a Girl is an audio podcast I produce about life with my six-year-old transgender daughter. It stars the two of us -- a single mom and a six-year-old "girl with a penis" -- as we attempt together to sort out just what it means to be a girl.

How to Be a Girl is an audio podcast I produce about life with my six-year-old transgender daughter. It stars the two of us -- a single mom and a six-year-old "girl with a penis" -- as we attempt together to sort out just what it means to be a girl.
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How to Be a Girl is an audio podcast I produce about life with my six-year-old transgender daughter. It stars the two of us -- a single mom and a six-year-old "girl with a penis" -- as we attempt together to sort out just what it means to be a girl.

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Episodes

When it rains it pours

7/6/2017
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How can the best of times also be the worst of times? This spring nearly washed me away... but not quite. M. tries her hand at TV journalism. Music credit: David Mumford, “Singing in the Rain (Instrumental)" (licensed under CC BY 4.0)

Duration: 00:12:29


Episode XVIII: Big Sister

2/1/2017
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I'm not transgender, but my daughter is. That means she needs someone to model the future who isn't me: A transgender big sister. Music credits: “Dormir Rien de plus” by Monplaisir (public domain)

Duration: 00:13:19


Episode XII: How to Be a Dad

9/28/2016
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When my husband and I split up four years ago, we agreed to share custody of our...."son." Four years later, we have a transgender daughter, and the crazy truth is that I've never really asked him how he feels about this. So I did. And this is what he said. (I asked him a few other questions, too.) Music credits: “The Father’s Name” by Gianluca Sgalambro Thank you to my new supporters on Patreon.com: Chris Wright, David Roswell, Laura Kivlen, Britt Tanner, Robyn Kanner, Nicole Villacres,...

Duration: 01:36:08


Short and Silly

9/4/2016
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This isn't a full episode. Just a little update on what we've been up to, with some very silly audio of my daughter. (What can I say? It's been a silly summer!) There's also an important announcement about the future of this podcast and some news on my daughter's love life (and mine too!). Enjoying the last few hours of summer! Music credits: "Fudge" by Gillicuddy

Episode XI: Bathroom Bill

6/29/2016
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I never thought a bathroom bill - the kind they passed in North Carolina - would come to my home state. But it did. They're trying to pass one where I live, and this is the story of my fight (so far) against it. Music credits: "Heartache" by Broke For Free, "Golden" by Little Glass Men, "A void" by johnny_ripper, "Pure Attitude" by Kevin MacLeod (www.incompetech.com), "The Tallest Man in Idaho" by Michael Howard, "Blessed Instant" by Oilvia chaney. Thank you to my new supporters on...

Duration: 01:03:01


Episode VI: The Interview

12/24/2014
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This episode is a little different from the others I've made. It's mostly just my daughter talking, answering my questions about what it's like being a transgender six year old.

Duration: 00:07:35


Episode IV: Tom Boy Trans Girl

8/24/2014
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How girlie do you have to be to secure your spot in the girl club? And what happens when your own mother questions your girl credentials?Bonus: The Origins of Acrobat Girl: Music credits: "Action" and "Eastern" by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com), "Xena: Warrior Princess - Main Title" by Joseph LoDuca.

Duration: 00:09:10


Episode I: Mama, I'm a Girl

6/7/2014
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When he was three years old, my son informed me that she was actually my daughter. I'm now the mother of a happy, confident little transgender girl, but it took a while to get here.Watch an animated version of Episode I:Music credits: "Ichill" by Kakurenbo, "Rosary Novena for Gender Transitioning" by Terre Thaemlitz,"The Flight of Lulu" by Possimiste.

Duration: 00:07:15