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Mom's Speech About Transgender Child

Mom Delivers Moving Speech About Raising a Transgender Child

Debi Jackson is proof that a mother's love knows no limits. Earlier this year, the Kansas City mom shared the story of her 6-year-old daughter AJ's transition from male to female. The mother reflects on the first moment she noticed that her son was unhappy in his skin, noting his constant request to wear, "dresses, nightgowns, headbands, sparkly pink shoes, and eventually girls' underwear." After several Google searches and consultations with pediatricians and psychologists, Jackson and her husband decided to embrace their child's new identity. Of course, not everyone was as accepting. Jackson notes that they lost several friends and family members during the process, and even went into hiding for a year so AJ could comfortably transition. In her speech, Jackson also addresses some of the cruel comments she's received from strangers, such as you "wanted a girl so you turned your child into one" and "God hates transgender people." Hopefully her speech silences the haters and gives a voice to others going through the same situation.

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