Rank #1: Episode III: How Old is Gender?
Am I insane? How can I be so sure that my young child is transgender?
Music credits: "Her Love Comes in Air" by soundZcapa, "Gato" by Rod Hamilton, "Kaikou" by Satori.
Jul 08 2014
Rank #2: Episode XX: The Betrayal
Of course I knew this was going to happen eventually. But that didn't make it any easier when it did.
“Chicxuclub” and “Transient” by Podington Bear
“Undaunted” by Kevin MacLeod
“Dormir rien de plus” by Monplaisir
Apr 26 2018
Rank #3: Episode IV: Tom Boy Trans Girl
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.
Aug 24 2014
Rank #4: Episode XIX: Red State Mama
Feb 22 2017
Rank #5: Episode VII: THE FACTS (about transgender kids)
When my "son" first started saying that "he" was actually a "she," I went looking for information. I wanted hard numbers. I wanted data. I wanted science to tell me to do. This is what I discovered.
If you'd like to watch a condensed, 5-minute animated version of this episode, check this out:
Music credits: "Arboles" by Podington Bear; "Outside the Terminal" by Blue Dot Sessions; "March of the Mind," "Oppressive Gloom," and "Unseen Horrors" by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com); animation scored by
Jonathan Hirsch (www.arrvls.com).
Jun 30 2015
Rank #6: Episode V: Looking for Love
She's six years old and transgender. I'm a single mom. This is what happens when we both hit the dating scene and compare notes about it.
Music credits: "Night Owl" by Broke for Free, "Is This What Mama Meant" by Michaela Anne.
Nov 20 2014
Rank #7: Episode XVI: How to Be a (Teen) Girl
It’s still five years off, but I think about it all the time. What’s it going to be like when my transgender daughter becomes a teenager?
Andy G Cohen, "Land_Legs" (licensed under CC BY 4.0)
David Mumford, "Twinkle Twinkle Instrumental" (licensed under CC BY 4.0)
Loch Lomond, "Elephants and Little Girls" (licensed under CC BY 4.0)
Kevin Macleod, “J.S. Bach, Prelude in C” (licensed under CC BY 3.0)
Dec 21 2016
Rank #8: Episode X: School (Part II)
This is a continuation of Episode IX. It tells the rest of the story of what happened when my transgender daughter started second grade at a new school.
Music credits: "Light Thought Variation 2," "Thatched Villagers," and "Relaxing Piano Music" by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com), "Moonlight Sonata (Ludwig van Beethoven)" by Dr. Phibes and The Ten Plagues of Egypt, "Bagatelle (Ludwig van Beethoven)" by Circus Marcus.
THANK YOU to my generous supporters on Patreon.com:
Nyssa, Nicholas Harrigan, Sebastian Riisgaard, Krystal, Andrea Sackett, Andy Moore, David, Dustin Andres, Myrna Bohan, Emily Savin, David Rosenthal, Jo-Hanna Read, Meghan O'Hara, Allison Mulcahy, Maraia Ener, Gil Rich, Hampus Jakobsson, Tammy, Sonali Bhagat, Debby Swayne, Clare Jones, Gene Gibson, Nathan Jones, and Brookie Judge.
Mar 24 2016
Rank #9: Episode IX: School (Part I)
This episode has been six months in the making, because that's how long it took for this story to play out. It's the story of my daughter entering second grade at a new school where we knew no one, almost no one knew her secret, and I had no idea how I was going to keep her safe.
Music credits: "Blackbird" and "Light Thought Variation 2" by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com), "Chiaroscuro" by Zé Trigueiros, and "Piano Symphony No. 1" by Miss M.
Thank you to my generous supporters on Patreon.com!
Three cheers for Nicholas Harrigan, Sebastian Riisgaard, Krystal, Andrea Sackett, Andy Moore, David, Dustin Andres, and Mary Anne Sedney!
Mar 09 2016
Rank #10: Episode XV: Just Maybe
She hasn't got a womb or ovaries but she wants to be a mommy. How do I tell my young daughter that she won't ever be a biological mother?
Nov 30 2016
Rank #11: Episode VI: The Interview
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.
Dec 25 2014
Rank #12: Episode XIV: My Friend Lauren
When I first realized I had a transgender child, Lauren reached out and told me it was going to be OK. Ever since, she's been the one I lean on when I'm terrified. She's the bravest woman I know.
My friend, "Lauren," in 1979.
“George Street Shuffle” and “In Your Arms” by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
“Evenhanded” by Podington Bear
“From here to Iceland" by Loch Lomond
“I Enjoy Being a Girl,” performed by Christine Jorgensen
Thank you to my new supporters on Patreon.com: Brady Houck, Shaleece Haas, Rona So, Jennifer Zuber, Emily Hoff, Andrew Weisner, and Damiana Day.
Nov 09 2016
Rank #13: Episode XVIII: Big Sister
Feb 01 2017
Rank #14: Episode XII: How to Be a Dad
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, Henry Richardson, Natasha Mooney, Spokane Trans* Map, Krystal Barrett-Jones, Remi Taylor, Michaela Friedman, Avery Shroeder, Ashley Page, Bergie and Brandon, Lindsey Wallace, Lily Krueger, Jonty Levine, Sam Calandra, Andreas Moesch, Genie Gratto, Michael Nessa
Sep 28 2016
Rank #15: Episode XVII: The Window
In 2013, Obama opened a window for transgender people when he made it easier to change the gender on your Social Security record. But with Trump coming into office, it looks like that window is about to close. I hadn't been in much of a rush to change my 9-year-old transgender daughter's Social Security record, but I sure am now.
“Dubakupado” by www.incompetech.com
“Homeless California” by Monplaisir (public domain)
“King Thumbscrew The Third” by Doctor Turtle (CC-BY-NC 4.0)
Jan 11 2017