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.
The Medical Stuff
For years, people have asked me what I would do when my daughter hit puberty. Was I going to let her do... the "medical stuff?" Well, right after the pandemic struck, so did puberty. And this is what my daughter (and her mother) decided to do.
Episode XXXI: M is for Middle School, Take Two
This episode is different from any of our previous episodes. It’s also a do-over, because the first version of this episode overlooked the fact that my daughter is growing up, fast. She’s almost a teenager, and we both agree that it’s time she took charge. So that’s what she did. (Here’s a little more about how this episode came to be.)
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“Edge of the World” (Instrumental) by Dot Dot Dot (Courtesy of Audiosocket)
Filesharer's Lament by Podington Bear
Episode XXX: Emma at last
I want you to meet my good friend, Emma. When she was a little girl, she was just like my daughter. But no one knew her for 60 years. I'm so glad she's here now.
Episode XXIX: Eleven
I sit down for a talk with my (almost) 11-year-old: Cliques, gossip, fashion, puberty, and how it feels to be a transgender tween.
MUSIC CREDIT: “Little Girl” by Jetty Rae (Courtesy of Audiosocket)
Episode XXVIII: The Tell
A new friend at school. A poker lesson. A 10-year-old hatches a plan.
“Ganef” by Vagabond Opera and “Moonlight Love Affair” by Steve Rice (Courtesy of Audiosocket)
“Chill Wave” by Kevin MacLeod
“The Reckoning” by Podington Bear
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Episode XXVII: Playdates with Christians
Are the new next-door neighbors going to let their daughters play with mine if they find out she's transgender? To attempt to answer this question, I seek expert advice from a new friend in the Bible Belt.
“Morning” by Nicole Reynolds, “Shall We Gather at the River” by Pat Holmberg, “Amazing Grace Solo Piano” by Lana Palmer (Courtesy of Audiosocket)
"Canoe" by Podington Bear
"Amazing Grace," piano and vocals by Miss M. Mack
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I’ll keep recommending this podcast...
... to friends and colleagues who have never met anyone transgender, who aren’t sure what that means, but who know love and family, and all the awesomeness that brings.
I work in a creche and I see everyday how socity is so cruel by putting children into a blue box or into a pink box. Some of the little ones have already set up their minds to think like this. I am not a mom but I am aware of how important it is to talk about transgender kids more and more. I am Brazilian, living in Ireland and in love with you podcast. Thank you for teaching me so much <3 <3