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. Alle 3 Wochen erscheint eine Folge dieses Podcasts.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 6 hours 30 minutes

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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...


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 2016-03-24  n/a
 
 

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...


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 2016-03-09  26m
 
 

Episode VIII: Meeting Laverne


Earlier this year, my daughter got to meet the transgender TV star Laverne Cox. I wrote about it for my blog, and that heart-warming, feel-good post went crazy viral on the internet.  But there's more to the story.  Here it is...


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 2015-08-05  n/a
 
 

Episode VII: THE FACTS (about transgender kids)


THE FACTS (about transgender kids)


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 2015-07-01  28m
 
 

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.  


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 2014-12-25  n/a
 
 

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.


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 2014-11-20  n/a
 
 

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.


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 2014-08-24  n/a
 
 

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.


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 2014-07-08  n/a
 
 

Episode II: Daily Life in the House of Girls


What's it like raising a transgender child? How did your family respond? What about school? How in the world does this work? This episode gives you the low-down on what daily life is really like for us.


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 2014-06-07  10m
 
 

Episode I: Mama, I'm a Girl


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.


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 2014-06-07  7m