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My son wears heels : one mom's journey from clueless to kickass

Author: Julie Tarney; Diane Ehrensaft
Publisher: Madison, Wisconsin : The University of Wisconsin Press, [2016] ©2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In 1992, Julie Tarney's only child, Harry, told her, "Inside my head I'm a girl." He was two years old. Julie had no idea what that meant. She felt disoriented. Wasn't it her role to encourage and support her child? Surely she had to set some limits to his self-expression-- or did she? Would he be bullied? Could she do the right thing? What was the right thing? The internet was no help, because there was no  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Autobiographies
Biography
Named Person: Julie Tarney
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Julie Tarney; Diane Ehrensaft
ISBN: 9780299310608 0299310604
OCLC Number: 946254957
Description: xxi, 240 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: How do you know I'm a boy? --
The toilet paper bride --
The dress-up box --
Out of the closet --
Not like other boys --
Four bullies suspended --
From blue wig to Hedwig --
Harry decides --
The pain in Spain --
The graduation stilettos --
The glass half full --
Epilogue: The night Jesus wore lace.
Responsibility: Julie Tarney ; foreword by Diane Ehrensaft.

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A loving mother shares her journey of parenting a gender creative child, from toddler to adult.  Read more...

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"A vivid, heartfelt, and ultimately joyful account of one mother's journey raising a son who did not 'do gender' by the books. Julie Tarney shows us that there is no right so precious as our right to Read more...

 
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