I just read this collection of intimate and heart-truth stories from mothers of trans* and gender-variant children. I’ll be posting my review of the book soon, but I thought I’d share this inspiring interview by blogger Lula Lisbon with the Editor, Rachel Pepper.

Kisses Like Wine

About Rachel Pepper and Transitions of the Heart:

When she was working as Coordinator of Lesbian and Gay Studies at Yale University, Rachel Pepper was shocked by the paucity of resources available to gender variant people and their families. Her book The Transgender Child: A Handbook for Families and Professionals, co-authored with Stephanie Brill, did a great deal to fill that void and has sold almost 10,000 copies in the three years since its publication.

In the same way that the 1987 Cleis Press book Different Daughters: A Book by Mothers of Lesbians changed the discourse for many families in this country, TRANSITIONS OF THE HEART shares an intimate view of the joys, challenges and triumphs of families with trans members for the first time. As Kim Pearson, Executive Director and Co-founder of TransYouth Family Allies, writes in her foreword, this book “is a support group, a tutorial…

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  1. Byrdie Grey
    Aug 23, 2012 @ 12:15:46

    I’ve finally posted my own review of Transitions of the Heart. You can find it here: https://byrdiegrey.wordpress.com/2012/08/23/review-transitions-of-the-heart-by-rachel-pepper/

    Please read and comment! I love a good book discussion.


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