364: Paria Hassouri on Parenting a Transgender Child
Paria Hassouri is a pediatrician, writer, transgender rights activist, wife and mother of three children. Her personal essays have been published in the New York Times, Washington Post, LA Times, Huffington Post, and many more.
In this episode, Eric and Paria talk about her book, Found In Transition: A Mother’s Evolution During Her Child’s Gender Change. Her story of understanding, accepting, and ultimately supporting her daughter as a transgender girl is so honest and beautiful and inspiring.
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In This Interview, Paria Hassouri and I Discuss Parenting a Transgender Child and…
- Her book, Found In Transition: A Mother’s Evolution During Her Child’s Gender Change
- The question, “Am I acting out of love or am I acting out of fear?”
- The story of her middle child coming out as a trans girl
- The process she went through of educating herself about transgender children and teenagers
- The factors that ultimately guided her towards supporting her child’s transition
- The change that shifted her outlook and her child’s outlook for the future
- Her journey through denial, anger, acceptance, support, and ultimately celebration about her child’s transition
- Her internal struggle about her child’s transition
- The power of finding people who have been through what you’re going through
- The stories we make up about our identities – and how they can change
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