Growing Up Intersex: Embracing Teens Who Are Different

“Instead of tormenting those who are different from us, we should be embracing them, and be thankful for their presence.” Mary As Double Exposure finds its way in the world, many readers have shared their own stories with me. I am continually awed and inspired by their honesty, tenacity and courage. What stands out most… Continue reading Growing Up Intersex: Embracing Teens Who Are Different

A Call for Compassion for Trans Teens (And Parents, Too)

How will you answer Leelah’s call for change? The recent death of Leelah (Joshua Alcorn) has created a storm of responses. Some coming from a place of love and compassion, others ringing with anger, blame, and┬áthe same intolerance that propagated the pain, which led to Leelah’s fatal decision. Those of us who’ve read Leelah’s┬ásuicide note… Continue reading A Call for Compassion for Trans Teens (And Parents, Too)