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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.

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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.

    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).
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    Episode XXV: To Tell or Not to Tell? (Advice from HTBAG listeners)

    Episode XXV: To Tell or Not to Tell? (Advice from HTBAG listeners)

    In the last episode, I asked my listeners to help me answer this question: Should my daughter tell the kids at her new school that she's transgender? In this episode, you will hear the wisdom that came back to me. My cup runneth over.
    MUSIC CREDITS: “Den," "Floating in Space," "Surface Tension," and "Threshold" by Podington Bear; "You Are a Memory" by Message to Bears (Courtesy of Audiosocket); and "Leave Them" and "Telling Me So" by St. Paul de Vence.
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I love this podcast so much! It’s the first podcast that I ever binged on, and I always finish an episode wanting more. Marlo is a beautiful storyteller, and I feel so grateful to get a window into life with her daughter and the thoughtful, genuine, and vulnerable conversations they have with each other. Amazing mama, and amazing daughter! Thanks to you both for sharing your story.

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