How 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.

http://www.howtobeagirlpodcast.com/

Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 17m. Bisher sind 40 Folge(n) erschienen. Dieser Podcast erscheint alle 3 Wochen.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 6 hours 30 minutes

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Episode XVIII: Big Sister


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) 


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 2017-02-01  13m
 
 

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...


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 2017-01-12  17m
 
 

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?

Music credits:

Andy G Cohen, "Land_Legs" (licensed under CC BY 4...


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 2016-12-21  21m
 
 

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? 

Music credits: 

"Child Come Home" by Michael Howard (Licensed under CC BY-NC 3...


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 2016-11-30  18m
 
 

A post-election message from my 8-year-old trans daughter


My 8-year-old transgender daughter is not giving up.  She's eating popcorn and singing and telling jokes and she has some advice for you. 


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 2016-11-22  1m
 
 

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...


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 2016-11-09  21m
 
 

Episode XIII: Play Date


My daughter has lots of friends, and she's big on play dates with other little girls.  But sometimes we need to book a special play date, because sometimes you just need to hang out with somebody who's just like you...


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 2016-10-19  16m
 
 

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...


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 2016-09-28  28m
 
 

Short and Silly


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!)...


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 2016-09-05  7m
 
 

Episode XI: Bathroom Bill


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...


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 2016-06-30  31m