is a collection of stories of twenty-four mothers--twelve who found out
a daughter was a lesbian and twelve who learned that a child, once a
biological female, was planning to transition to male--capturing the
complexity of coming to terms with the loss of a daughter who has
changed sex or an anticipated relationship with a daughter, now a
lesbian, who lives in a different world and will lead a different life.
This groundbreaking book will help other mothers as well as lesbian
daughters and FTM transgender children to understand their own mothers,
their changed lives, and their determination to remain connected.
Sarah F. Pearlman was
selected by the American Psychological Association Society for the
Psychological Study of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Issues as
the recipient of the 2011 Award for Distinguished Professional
Contribution. Employed for many years as an Associate Professor in the
Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology at the University of Hartford,
Sarah is now Associate Professor Emeritus. She lives in Boston and is
active in LGBT elder organizations.
"Sarah Pearlman is one
of the leading lesbian scholars and therapists in the world. She was
one of the first psychologists to address issues facing lesbians, and
has focused on such topics as gender identity, transgender transition,
and feminist therapy for sexual minority women. Her book Mother-Talk,
continues this ground-breaking work by describing the experiences of
mothers whose daughters come out as lesbian or transgender. I found the
interviews riveting. It's clear that the mothers were embarking on just
as radical and challenging a journey as the daughters themselves. This
book will be a classic for all mothers out there wanting to hear from
others who are going through similar experiences." - Esther Rothblum,
Ph.D., Professor of Women's Studies, San Diego State University
Spring 2012 / $24.95 pb / ISBN 978-1-927335-05-5 / 6 x 9 / 234 pp.
Disclosure: I am getting a complementary membership to MIRCI and
subscription to the journal in return for posting these updates. It is,
however, something I would have agreed to do for free because I think
their work is so wonderful.
WOW...this is my first post during the Coronavirus pandemic! I hope you and your loved ones are healthy and safe. Thanks to the Chicago Children’s Theatre, the city’s largest professional theater devoted exclusively to children and families, for launching a new YouTube channel, CCTv: Virtual Theatre and Learning from Chicago Children’s Theatre. To kick if off we are treated to Frederick. Here's hoping this helps with your little ones. Or is a comfort to everyone of all ages. Chicago Children’s Theatre’s all-new virtual puppet performance was created while all of the artists were sheltering in place, working with resources limited to what they had in their homes or on their laptops. Frederick is directed by CCT Co-Founder and Artistic Director Jacqueline Russell. Puppets and sets were designed, built and puppeteered in a home studio by Grace Needlman and Will Bishop, CCT’s Director of Production, the creative team behind CCT’s annual series of Beatrix Potter puppet show
Less than a year ago, Abby Wambach took the stage at Barnard's commencement and gave a speech that shook many, including myself, to the core . Her speech went viral and I made the above image in order to share the highlights of her speech. Earlier this month Abby released the speech in book form. Wolfpack : How to Come Together, Unleash Our Power, and Change the Game is short (less than 100 pages) but is much more than just her speech . You get a peek into how the speech came together and why she said everything. And because the book is short and is an expanded speech, it moves quickly. I feel that it moves with the same ferocity that Abby use to move down a soccer field. And you might find yourself cheering as she takes you through the story. Abby has always been one of my favorite players. The way she ran amok on the pitch was exactly the way I felt I played sports. Never caring how you looked and giving it your all. Leaving it all on the field. When she retired from socc