As many of you know, I have been working on a children’s book that is dedicated to my daughter. It is a beautiful tribute to friendship, kindness, and acceptance. What I have not shared is that I have been working on a parent companion book to accompany it. When I started this journey so many years ago, I remember having so many questions. Accepting her and fighting for her were never in question, but I didn’t even know how to go about simple things. And I walked in fear, thinking I was somehow going to mess something up. It is a lonely place to live.
I remember wishing that there was someone I could trust with my questions. I didn’t want textbook answers, I wanted lived experiences and testimonies. Now that I have walked some miles and experienced some things, I am ready to help guide those who are walking behind me. So, I am proud to announce my first E-book.
Initially, I wrote pages and pages worth of stories, experiences, and advice. I was ready to move to the next step with my manuscript when it hit me. This information might be extremely overwhelming and hard to digest for someone just starting the journey. So, I decided to break it into small chunks in the form of short E-books. Today I am announcing my first E-Book, Transgender Healthcare, A Guide for Parents of Young Children.
As you all know, I have an extensive background in healthcare and own a medical practice. In this book, I have coupled all of that knowledge with my lived experience navigating the healthcare system with my transgender child. I share insight into what to look for in an affirming practice, specific questions that help guide you to a safe practitioner, and anecdotal stories of the missteps and triumphs we have experienced along the way. It is my hope that this short book will help you find the care that your precious child needs.
Announcing my E-book makes me nervous. It is my very first published piece of work. And I chose this topic specifically because affirming medical care is paramount to your child’s comfort and safety. So no matter how nervous I may feel, I know it is the right step. My E-book is available in a digital format and you can download it right to your phone. If you do not have a Kindle, simply download the free Kindle app on your phone and the book can be read right there. If you have any questions, thoughts, or topics for future books, please email my team. As always, thank you for your love and support.