Is it just a phase, a fad, or a real issue with your teen? This comprehensive guidebook explores the unique challenges that thousands of families face every day raising a teenager who may be transgender, gender-variant or gender-fluid. Covering extensive research and with many personal interviews, as well as years of experience working in the field, the author covers pressing concerns relating to physical and emotional development, social and school pressures, medical options, and family communications. Learn how parents can advocate for their children, find acceptable colleges and career paths, and raise their gender variant or transgender adolescent with love and compassion.
MAIA founder Stephanie Brill has achieved national recognition by helping thousands of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals with every aspect of creating family, pregnancy, and parenthood. She is author of The New Essential Guide to Lesbian Conception, Pregnancy and Birth. She is the founder of Gender Spectrum, a nonprofit organization that provides education, training and support to help create a gender-sensitive and inclusive environment for all children and teens.
Lisa Kenney is the Executive Director of Gender Spectrum. She's a featured speaker at conferences and a consultant to organizations on the changing understanding of gender and the implications this has for parents and families, social institutions and corporations. She co-produced the film Creating Gender Inclusive Schools with Jonathan Skurnik and Joel Baum and provides workshops for parents and caregivers on gender. The Transgender Teen, co-authored with Stephanie Brill, is Lisa's first book.
Coleen Marlo is an accomplished actor who has appeared on stage, in film, and on television, and is a member of the prestigious Actors Studio. She also taught acting for ten years at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute. An AudioFile Earphones Award Winner, Coleen has been awarded three Listen-Up Awards from Publishers Weekly, including for Third World America by Arianna Huffington and The Poisoner's Handbook by Deborah Blum. She has also earned three Audie Award nominations, winning for Snakewoman of Little Egypt by Robert Hellenga. Publishers Weekly has named Coleen Audiobook Reader of the Year for 2010. Listeners honored Coleen with a Best Audiobook of 2012 on Audible.