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About a girl : a mother's powerful story of raising her transgender child /

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Shelf Location Collection Volume Ref. Branch Status Due Date Res.
Biography   Braidwood . . On Loan . 25 Jul 2022
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ISBN 9780143785156 (paperback)
Author Robertson, Rebekah author.
Title About a girl : a mother's powerful story of raising her transgender child /
Publication [Melbourne, Victoria] :: Viking, an imprint of Penguin Books, 2019.
Physical description 327 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm.
References Includes bibliographical references.
Summary Rebekah Robertson’s extraordinary personal story of raising her transgender child, Georgie Stone, who has become a voice not just for other transgender kids – but for an emerging generation. In 2000, Rebekah gave birth to twin boys, George and Harry. But as they grew older, their preferences began to show, and by the age of three it was clear Georgie was drawn to anything that was pretty or had a skirt that could swirl. Before long Georgie was insisting that she was a girl and became distressed that she had to hide who she really was when she began school. Soon the bullying started and she would come home in floods of tears, begging her mother to help her. Rebekah and her husband, conflicted about how to proceed and overwhelmed by fear, united in their determination to help her live freely and fearlessly. To ensure Georgie had access to medical support they sought permission for her to begin puberty-blocking medication. Their case was the start of the long road to justice for transgender children in Australia and became the basis of the 2013 landmark decision to remove the Family Court’s jurisdiction. Georgie has gone on to become one of the brightest stars of the Australian youth leadership landscape through her advocacy work. And Rebekah founded Transcend, a support network for transgender kids and their families in Australia. Part memoir and part inspirational message of hope for those navigating a similar path, About a Girl is a thought-provoking and profoundly moving true story. Above all, it is a celebration of family and the values that unite us all.
Subject Robertson, Rebekah
Robertson, Rebekah --Family
Stone, Georgie
Society & Social Sciences
Transgender youth --Australia --Biography
Transgender people --Australia --Biography.
Parents of transgender children
Transgender children --Family relationships --Australia
Parents of transgender children --Australia --Biography
Mother and child --Australia
Genre Autobiographies
LGBT+ Collection
Added author Stone, Georgie writer of foreword.
Shelf Location 306.768/ROB
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