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Book Review “Transitions of the Heart: Stories of Love, Struggle and Acceptance by Mothers of Transgender and Gender Variant Children”

Transitions of the Heart: Stories of Love, Struggle and Acceptance by Mothers of Transgender and Gender Variant Children. Edited by Rachel Pepper (2012) Cleis Press, Inc.

What a wonderful collection of honesty from these mothers. You can feel the love and genuineness as you turn the pages of each child and mother’s story. They are so compelling it is difficult to put the book down. As a Social Worker and ally of the LGBTQ community who works at the Free2Be Safe Anti-Violence Project, I learned so much about the hardships that we as a society, place on these children and families. You’ll discover that Transgender and gender variant children are, in reality, the wrapping paper that fascinates us with the beauty outside of the box.

Book Review By: Lynn M. Hazard, LCSW (lynnhazard@free2be.org)

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