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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.

How to Be a Gir‪l‬ The Heard

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    • 4.8 • 872 Ratings

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.

    Episode XXXI: M is for Middle School, Take Two

    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.)













































    Listen to the book! How to Be a Girl on Audible Originals
    Find us on Twitter: @girlpodcast
    Support HTBAG on Patreon
    MUSIC CREDITS:
    “Edge of the World” (Instrumental) by Dot Dot Dot (Courtesy of Audiosocket)
    Filesharer's Lament by Podington Bear

    Episode XXX: Emma at last

    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

    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

    Episode XXVIII: The Tell

    A new friend at school. A poker lesson. A 10-year-old hatches a plan.
    MUSIC CREDITS:
    “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

    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.
    MUSIC CREDITS:
    “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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    Episode XXVI: Sarah McBride

    Episode XXVI: Sarah McBride

    Need to hear a positive story about politics? I know I do. Here's the inspiring story of Sarah McBride, the young transgender activist who gives me hope (and is my personal pick for the first transgender president).
    MUSIC CREDITS: "Halflight," “G Piano," “Across the River, and "Triste" by Podington Bear; “Asturias” by Isaac Albeniz (Courtesy of Audiosocket).
    Please consider supporting us on Patreon. It really helps keep this podcast going!

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
872 Ratings

872 Ratings

Review of this Podcast ,

Review of this Podcast

This podcast really gives notice to the fact that all people are beautiful, no matter if they are black, white, woman, man, bi, transgender, and more. It is incredible how marlo loves her daughter and how her daughter is proud of who she is! Please make more episodes, and sorry about my last review, I accidentally sent it before I was don’t, mid sentence! Thank you!!

asid77 ,

Moving and thought provoking

Listening to this podcast has been eye opening and touching, not to mention that the podcast is very well produced. It’s really expanded my (liberal but ignorant) perspective around both transgender issues and individuals as well as parenting in general. This podcast also inadvertently illustrates the contrast between people who live in a world where being accepted and loved can be expected and incredible effort is put into avoiding the potential loss of such acceptance. This is so different than the world I lived in as part of a unique minority group wherein rejection and discrimination was the norm as a child, there was no parental support to protect against or even offer guidance or consolation in the face of it, and Ive never carry around an expectation that I will or should be accepted as a default. This has been eye opening as well. In any case it seems clear to me that Marlo’s daughter will be ok no matter what happens simply by virtue of the fact that she has two incredibly loving parents who accept and support her, trust her, think the world of her, and have given her a very happy childhood and home base - as a result she clearly has a strong sense of self and self-value that will allow her to face and overcome whatever comes her way.

sloth girl 10 ,

Good pod

This is so good it helps people understand that people can choose who you want to be you podcast is the best bye!

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