037 - In this episode, Heather interviews Rae McDaniel, founder of the online coaching community, The Gender Fck Club (awesome resources here), as well as Practical Audacity, a gender and sex therapy practice in Chicago. They have been featured in The New York Times, Refinery29, and Women's Health.
Rae ultimately believes that gender transitions can be an exciting time filled with exploration and self-discovery. They are on a mission to build a world where gender transitions are celebrated just like having a baby, landing a new job, or getting married.
Rae shares: * Their experience of coming out as queer to unsupportive parents in rural Louisiana, and their journey to finding a supportive community. * What it means to be transgender and non-binary, including a primer on trans-affirming language and the gender spectrum. * Their advice to parents who want to be supportive but are afraid of making a mistake. * How your teen can find joy in their transition amid the reality that they may face rejection.
**HUGE apologies for the poor quality of the initial intro - hang on for the 20 seconds or so, it gets better!** Click HERE for Heather's Coming Out Process Cheat Sheet!
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