Aug 29, 2019
Jennifer welcomes writer, pediatrician, advocate, and mother of three, Paria Hassouri. Two years ago, Paria was blindsided when her middle child came out as transgender. She now finds herself as a trans-rights advocate, using her voice to spread awareness and resources. She is currently writing a memoir, Found In Transition, about her own evolution during her daughter's transition. Her personal essays have been published in The Huffington Post, The Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, Women’s Running Magazine, and Kevin MD. She currently resides in Los Angeles with her husband and three children.
In this episode, Paria talks about the profoundly life-changing moment when her daughter came out as transgender. Having been the victim of incessant bullying growing up, Paria felt nothing but grief and fear for her daughter’s future. She shares the evolution she made as a parent and the promise that she made to parent her daughter with love instead of fear. Paria speaks to her strong support system that includes her family, friends, and community. Finally, Paria shares an update on the progress she has made on her memoir and some resources available to those going through similar transgender experiences.
Full show notes: https://milfpodcast.com/62