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Mom I Need to be a Girl Paperback – December 19, 2007
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Reviewed by Dave Parker
This heartwarming story describes the transition of Daniel to Danielle as a teenager with the incredible support of her courageous mother. Unlike many transition stories, it is told from the mother's viewpoint.
What do you say when your 15 year old son states "I need to be a girl?" How can a parent cope? Is love enough?
Daniel's dad and mother split when he was 5. With three boys to raise, Evelyn worked 2 jobs while the oldest took care of his younger brothers. Eventually she started her own business. The two older boys moved out and shared an apartment when the oldest started college, leaving Daniel and Evelyn to work through Daniel's transition together.
The book follows the usual steps of a parent confronted with a transsexual child - anguish and confusion; learning about transgender; acceptance; and finally, joy. Danielle transitioned during high school, with great help from both her mother and her school administration.
A single mother with no child support, Evelyn learned electrolysis in order to save money on treatments for Danielle and to earn money for doctors, medication, and sexual reassignment surgery. Evelyn relocated in order to put Danielle in a school willing to accommodate her transitioning daughter. When Danielle was 17, they traveled together to Wisconsin for surgery. Evelyn was her recovery nurse afterward.
The book discusses their journey together as they freed and welcomed Danielle as a new young girl. Both positive and negative experiences with medical professionals, school administrators, and family are reviewed. Suggestions for those following the same path are offered.Read more ›
Keeping it hidden didnt change things, it just made me miserable until I was 35 and too damaged by testosterone to ever really manage to be pretty. I live as ME now, but I am in now way as pretty on the outside as I am on the inside.....but nobody really notices the insides at a job interview (even if you are a Nam-Era Vet and have a Masters degree!)
thank you so much for such a great book, I'm gonna order another copy for my mother
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I appreciate the author's story and honesty, but there are MANY spelling, grammatical, and structural errors. I don't think it was edited or proofread at all. Read morePublished 7 months ago by mlcoates
This is a wonderful wonderful story of a mother and her daughter coming of age as a transwoman. I acctually got a copy to read and ended up gifting it to my mother afterwords when... Read morePublished on October 13, 2013 by Petra
I wish everyone could read this book and I wish more people had the courage to write books like this. Excellent.Published on June 19, 2013 by Peacemama