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My Son’s Hair Stylist Is His Hero

When you have a child with special or unique needs and a stranger treats them amazingly when they don’t have to, it makes you feel so damn good. It gives you hope and restores your faith in humanity. C.J.’s hair … Continue reading

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Buncombe County Schools, You’re Doing It All Wrong

Dear Buncombe County Schools, I recently read about your student Grayson Bruce being bullied for carrying a My Little Pony backpack to school.  I read that your response was that Grayson should leave his backpack at home because it is … Continue reading

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Friday Fodder: I See A Need Edition

Okay, I’m thinking out loud here.  I see a need.  I’ve seen it for more than a year now.  I’m often contacted by adults raising a gender creative child who are looking for other gender creative families to playdate with.  … Continue reading

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What It’s Like Be Friends With Us

One of my very best friends in the whole wide world is Marie.  If you’ve read my book, she’s in there.  She’s the one who, after I mentioned the idea of starting this blog once, would never let me not … Continue reading

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C.J. At Play

C.J. and Chase had two weeks off for winter break.  They were a long two weeks, as they tend to be when the kids are out of school.  Over the break, Chase — who has considered a future behind the … Continue reading

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My Son The Dressmaker

One of the things that I remember most about my maternal grandmother is that she loved to sew.  And, she was damn good at it.   Like, she could whip up a prom dress if you needed one at the last … Continue reading

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Come Out Of The Closet Son…Then Go Back In…

Sixteen months ago I asked a question that got a decent amount of attention on the internet: “Do you think that it is possible for a homosexual person to not have to come out of the closet.  I don’t mean … Continue reading

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Open Letter to LGBTQ-phobic Pastor Sean Harris

Homophobic North Carolina preacher Sean Norris recently gave a sermon in which he advocated physically assaulting gender variant toddlers.  Listen to it here.  This letter is my response to him. Dear Pastor Harris, Hi.  I’m C.J.’s Mom and boy would … Continue reading

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Q&A With Grandma Colorado

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about how our family has evolved since C.J. swished and flourished into our lives.  So, I decided to interview Grandma Colorado via email.  I hope her evolution is apparent to you.  She went from … Continue reading

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Sing Sow!

Setting: Chinese Food Restaurant, Friday Night, Orange County, Calif. “That guy is FAT! And HAPPY! I like his skirt!” C.J. said pointing to the restaurant’s statue of Buddha that was as tall as he is. C.J. put his arm around … Continue reading

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