16 episodes

It’s said that the only constant in life is change. But humans like routine, it helps them to feel safe and in control. Change can be difficult to navigate – whether it’s welcome or not.

So Gloriously Unready is all about change: how to make the most of life and the surprises it deals to us.

In Series 1 Josephine shared her story of becoming a mum to two transgender daughters.
In Series 2 she's finding out more about transgender people's experiences because as she adapted to having transgender daughters it helped her to get to know transgender people.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Everybody mentioned in this podcast series has agreed for their story to be told. We are keeping the names of Josephine's children private.

Gloriously Unready Josephine Hughes

    • Society & Culture
    • 3.0 • 2 Ratings

It’s said that the only constant in life is change. But humans like routine, it helps them to feel safe and in control. Change can be difficult to navigate – whether it’s welcome or not.

So Gloriously Unready is all about change: how to make the most of life and the surprises it deals to us.

In Series 1 Josephine shared her story of becoming a mum to two transgender daughters.
In Series 2 she's finding out more about transgender people's experiences because as she adapted to having transgender daughters it helped her to get to know transgender people.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Everybody mentioned in this podcast series has agreed for their story to be told. We are keeping the names of Josephine's children private.

    Becoming A Dad To Transgender Children

    Becoming A Dad To Transgender Children

    In this bonus episode of Gloriously Unready, recorded for Transgender Parent Day, Josephine sits down with her husband Tim to talk about their journey as parents of transgender children.
    Tim shares his experiences, emotions, and reflections as he navigates the complexities of understanding and supporting his two transgender daughters.
    Together, they explore the impact of their children's transitions on their family dynamics, the importance of creating safe and inclusive spaces, and the unwavering love and support they needed as parents and got during this journey.
    Please Note:
    Everybody mentioned in this podcast series has agreed for their story to be told.
    We are keeping the names of Josephine's children private.
    Has a young person in your life just come out as transgender or non-binary? Do you feel confused and have a lot of questions?
    Perhaps you’re feeling frightened for them? Or maybe you’re feeling upset?
    Download Josephine's guide for parents Help! My Child Is Trans at GloriouslyUnready.com/transgender

    The information contained in Gloriously Unready is provided for information purposes only.
    The contents of this podcast are not intended to amount to advice and you should not rely on any of the contents of this podcast. 
    Professional advice should be obtained before taking or refraining from taking any action as a result of the contents of this podcast. 
    Josephine Hughes disclaims all liability and responsibility arising from any reliance placed on any of the contents of this podcast.

    • 50 min
    Being "Dad" and a Transgender Woman - Joanne's story

    Being "Dad" and a Transgender Woman - Joanne's story

    Around six years ago Joanne realised she needed to hit the stop button on everything in her life, except her family.
    She had a very stereotypical male business and was married with two grown up children who had always known her as dad. But she knew that all had to change if she was going to be the real her.
    And as she explains becoming Joanne hasn't always been the easiest journey - especially coming out in your late 40s and being an older transgender woman. But she is still married to her wife and her children are still part of her life.
    You can find Joanne on LinkedIn Joanne Lockwood
    Has a young person in your life just come out as transgender or non-binary? Do you feel confused and have a lot of questions?
    Perhaps you’re feeling frightened for them? Or maybe you’re feeling upset?
    Download Josephine's guide for parents Help! My Child Is Trans at GloriouslyUnready.com/transgender

    Please Note:
    Everybody mentioned in this podcast series has agreed for their story to be told.
    We are keeping the names of Josephine's children private.
    The information contained in Gloriously Unready is provided for information purposes only.
    The contents of this podcast are not intended to amount to advice and you should not rely on any of the contents of this podcast. 
    Professional advice should be obtained before taking or refraining from taking any action as a result of the contents of this podcast. 
    Josephine Hughes disclaims all liability and responsibility arising from any reliance placed on any of the contents of this podcast.

    • 44 min
    Dysphoria or Euphoria? - Max's story

    Dysphoria or Euphoria? - Max's story

    Max Siegel describes himself as a career queer.
    He came out as transgender in February 2020 and now spends a lot of his time talking about transgender and inclusion issues on social media.
    In this episode Max talks about what life is like for him and the joy he has found since coming out.
    You can find Max on LinkedIn Max Siegel and instagram @theyrequeer
    Has a young person in your life just come out as transgender or non-binary? Do you feel confused and have a lot of questions?
    Perhaps you’re feeling frightened for them? Or maybe you’re feeling upset?
    Download Josephine's guide for parents Help! My Child Is Trans at GloriouslyUnready.com/transgender

    Please Note:
    Everybody mentioned in this podcast series has agreed for their story to be told.
    We are keeping the names of Josephine's children private.
    The information contained in Gloriously Unready is provided for information purposes only.
    The contents of this podcast are not intended to amount to advice and you should not rely on any of the contents of this podcast. 
    Professional advice should be obtained before taking or refraining from taking any action as a result of the contents of this podcast. 
    Josephine Hughes disclaims all liability and responsibility arising from any reliance placed on any of the contents of this podcast.

    • 44 min
    Supporting Transgender People in your Life - Sam's story

    Supporting Transgender People in your Life - Sam's story

    Sam is bisexual and a non-binary trans person who was a significant part of the LGBTQ+ community in their hometown of Nottingham for many years. Sam is an equality, diversity and inclusion trainer with specialisms in minority stress, trauma, and gender.
    In this episode Sam shares their journey of understanding and recognising their gender and how it isn't always a straightforward journey.
    They also talk about the importance of supporting the trans and non binary people in your life and how you can do that.
    To access counselling in the UK with a therapist who is trained in working with LGBTQ+ people and their families, the following organisations have directories of therapists:
    Gendered Intelligence 
    https://genderedintelligence.co.uk/professionals/therapists-and-counsellors/directory.html
    Pink Therapy
    https://pinktherapy.com/find-a-therapist/
    Look for therapists who state that they are inclusive, an LGBTQ+ ally, and who share their own pronouns.  
    Has a young person in your life just come out as transgender or non-binary? Do you feel confused and have a lot of questions?
    Perhaps you’re feeling frightened for them? Or maybe you’re feeling upset?
    Download Josephine's guide for parents Help! My Child Is Trans at GloriouslyUnready.com/transgender

    Please Note:
    Everybody mentioned in this podcast series has agreed for their story to be told.
    We are keeping the names of Josephine's children private.
    The information contained in Gloriously Unready is provided for information purposes only.
    The contents of this podcast are not intended to amount to advice and you should not rely on any of the contents of this podcast. 
    Professional advice should be obtained before taking or refraining from taking any action as a result of the contents of this podcast. 
    Josephine Hughes disclaims all liability and responsibility arising from any reliance placed on any of the contents of this podcast.

    • 40 min
    Non-Binary Parenting in a Gendered World - Marley's story

    Non-Binary Parenting in a Gendered World - Marley's story

    Marley Conte is a British Italian trans non binary person.
    They are a parent to a daughter and partner to a husband. Both of whom they came out to as non binary just a few years ago.
    Marley shares what being non binary means to them and how growing up in Italy, where everything has a gender, left them struggling with their identity.
    Marley also explains how their daughter is their biggest ally and why everybody should consider their language and inclusivity when parenting
    Marley can be found on Instagram as @thenonbinaryparent and LinkedIn Marley Conte
    Has a young person in your life just come out as transgender or non-binary? Do you feel confused and have a lot of questions?
    Perhaps you’re feeling frightened for them? Or maybe you’re feeling upset?
    Download Josephine's guide for parents Help! My Child Is Trans at GloriouslyUnready.com/transgender

    Please Note:
    Everybody mentioned in this podcast series has agreed for their story to be told.
    We are keeping the names of Josephine's children private.
    The information contained in Gloriously Unready is provided for information purposes only.
    The contents of this podcast are not intended to amount to advice and you should not rely on any of the contents of this podcast. 
    Professional advice should be obtained before taking or refraining from taking any action as a result of the contents of this podcast. 
    Josephine Hughes disclaims all liability and responsibility arising from any reliance placed on any of the contents of this podcast.

    • 38 min
    Baldness & Boobs - Tommy's story

    Baldness & Boobs - Tommy's story

    Please note in this episode Josephine and Tommy discuss Tommy's top surgery. It's not gruesome, but Tommy does describe seeing what was removed after the operation.
    Tommy Powell is a young trans man. He came out in 2018 and in August 2022 travelled to Turkey with his girlfriend to have top surgery.
    Tommy shares that experience, as well as what it's like coming out as trans man in a small town where everybody knows you. And then moving to an area where nobody knows you.
    If you want to find out more about Tommy he's on Instagram as Tomroo13
    Has a young person in your life just come out as transgender or non-binary? Do you feel confused and have a lot of questions?
    Perhaps you’re feeling frightened for them? Or maybe you’re feeling upset?
    Download Josephine's guide for parents Help! My Child Is Trans at GloriouslyUnready.com/transgender

    Please Note:
    Everybody mentioned in this podcast series has agreed for their story to be told.
    We are keeping the names of Josephine's children private.
    The information contained in Gloriously Unready is provided for information purposes only.
    The contents of this podcast are not intended to amount to advice and you should not rely on any of the contents of this podcast. 
    Professional advice should be obtained before taking or refraining from taking any action as a result of the contents of this podcast. 
    Josephine Hughes disclaims all liability and responsibility arising from any reliance placed on any of the contents of this podcast.

    • 40 min

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harkinna ,

excellent pod

l love everything about this pod but the intro and outro music! Very insightful. Use the 30 second skip to pass the music by.

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