Meet Ruby & Lucy. We are two cisgender mamas who have come together for the purpose of telling our stories, and sharing our experiences as parents of young children who identify as transgender. We met online. We are drinking wine.
Mallory came to us all the way from good ole’ Chilliwack, BC! A fellow mama-bear who is madly in love with her transgender son, she put on her advocate pants and came out to share everything with us that makes her family, and her community so great. She is doing GOOD work to make her city a more inclusive place for the next generation, and is probably the #1 fan of our podcast. Welcome, Mallory! Learn more about us @ www.thegenderdiaries.com
Ask Us Anything
We told you to put your manners aside and ask us anything you wanted to. You delivered! Your questions made for some very interesting conversations between your hosts, Lucy and Ruby. There were so many questions we created 2 episodes. This is part 1 of the 2 part series; ask us anything. Enjoy!
Thoughts on the Legal Name Change
Making the decision to legally change our kiddos names on their behalf stirred up some pretty big feelings both of us were unprepared for. On this episode we discuss where each of our families is at in the legal name change process, how we got there, and some helpful tips if you are just beginning this journey. We'd love for you to like this podcast and give us a 5 star rating if you love what you hear.
Letting that Parent Guilt Go
Parent guilt. Every parent's got it. None of us like it. As parents of transgender kiddos, people have certainly had a few choice words for us. But our worst critics are actually the little voices in our heads that tell us we are doing it all wrong. Join Ruby & Lucy for a vulnerable guilt sharing conversation and stay tuned for the burning party at the end. OUR BLOG: https://www.thegenderdiaries.com/blog-gender-diaries
We met Eli online.. surprise surprise! Eli identifies as non-binary, and uses the pronouns they/them/theirs. Raised by feminist parents, they certainly got the memo that gender norms were meant to be broken! But, their gender identity evolution has been a process in understanding, self-reflection, and compassion. They are a parent, kindergarten teacher, and all around cool person. We thank them for sharing their story, and helping us showcase another trans voice so we can continue to learn and grow.
A Conversation About Privilege
What is social privilege? And, how does it relate to our experiences as cisgender people raising transgender kiddos? These are the questions we asked ourselves as we embarked on a conversation of what our privilege has afforded us , and how we can use that privilege to give our transgender friends a hand-up as supportive allies to their community.
All I can say is thank you. This podcast provides parents of transgender youth a place to educate themselves as well as process feelings. Lucy and Ruby are wonderful hosts who keep the talk real and engaging. I am thankful that they decided to share their journey and create a platform to elevate the transgender community.
Real, Relatable, & Informative
These momma bears provide a very real first hand look into what life with a trans kiddo is like. It’s a great resource for people wanting to know more about transgender youth and a wonderful place for parents of trans youth to find connection and solidarity. These mommas are refreshingly authentic and vulnerable and I’m so grateful for their advocacy!
As a parent of a transgender child, I’ve very much enjoyed listening to the Gender Diaries. I’ve also recommended it to the counselor at my child’s school. This podcast is a fantastic resource!