*ps Amazon was the only place I could find the cover to the book.
Over the weekend, my friends were passing around this article in the NYT about Maddy, the MTF parent who is authoring an essay for “The Book of Dads,” to be published in May by Ecco. Jennifer Finney Boylan is Maddy’s real name, and you have to give some credit to the NYT for putting such a touching story in their paper. Trans folk need as much positive media coverage as possible these days, especially among the liberal elite, and this piece is another drop in the bucket. I couldn’t help but get a little misty-eyed reading it, but a big take-away was, given the right information, how naturally kids can understand gender and its fluidity. I’m not assuming it always comes this easy, but this story is a triumph and we can never have too many of those.