How to Be a Girl: A Mother's Memoir of Raising Her Transgender Daughter
by Marlo Mack Author
An inspiring story of a trans child's journey towards becoming their truest self and of a mother's struggle to help her child on that journey. Author Marlo Mack's child was three when she told her mom that "something went wrong in your tummy. And it made me come out as a boy instead of a girl." This proclamation, taken in context with her repeated requests for dresses and long hair, showed Mack that this wasn't just experimentation or curiosity, but a profound and sincere yearning for a body different than the one they were born with. Mack is initially afraid of the consequences awaiting her child from a world filled with prejudice, and finds herself wishing that her daughter could just be her son after all. But she soon realizes that it's the world that has a lot of changing to do, and a lot to learn from her unique and precious daughter. A beautiful and highly relatable story for any parent to a trans child, and filled with insights and lessons that a lot of cis folks could stand to learn.
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