Mom I Need to be a Girl
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Mom I Need to be a Girl

4.24 of 5 stars 4.24  ·  rating details  ·  25 ratings  ·  5 reviews
This book, written by the single mother of a Transsexual teen-ager, is a true account of their experiences wending their way through the morass of roadblocks and confusion in seeking approval for the son to become the daughter she had always been meant to be. It describes clearly the troubles that the "system" deliver to maintain the status-quo, and the overwhelming drive...more
Paperback, 140 pages
Published December 19th 2007 by BookSurge Publishing (first published 1998)
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What this book lacks in depth and writing it more than makes up for in heart. The mother was beyond supportive and accepting of her gender variant child, and 20 years ago! It makes me jealous for the sake of my gender variant friends who's families were less helpful.
Definitely an educational read for anyone, and very helpful to gender variant people and their allies.
I'm tempted to give this little gem five stars because it was literally the ONLY book of its kind that could be found when I needed it. Parenting a transgender teenager is, in so many ways, an isolating task and in those first few weeks, I clutched this slim yellow volume, feeling like Evelyn was my only friend.

What the book perhaps lacks in depth, it makes up for in warmth and genuine love. While Evelyn managed everything better than I was at that moment and her daughter was more even-keel and...more
"Mom I Need to be a Girl" is a beautiful and compassionate read. It's the true story of a mother's understanding and support of her transsexual teenager. This book is an example of how to, to all parents who have who have a transgendered child of any age.

It's an inspiration and a breath of fresh air in a world with still too many prejudices towards the LGBT community.
Kia Shiru
I've read this book years ago, it was so touching and caring that I still remember most of it even now.
This book was written by my husband's amazing sister.
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