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I Refuse to Watch the Roseanne Reboot

I worry the show will make things harder, not easier, for my transgender daughter.

Full source:  Good Housekeeping

 

Here we go again.

This was my honest reaction when I heard the Roseanne reboot was going to feature a non-binary child, Mark, who plays Roseanne’s grandson. But here’s the thing about initial reactions: They’re not always the right ones.

I am the mother of a transgender kid, Kai. She began transitioning at the age of four while being raised in a very conservative, Christian community in the South. When Kai came out as transgender, we received so many death threats and felt so unsafe that we were forced to move.

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Growing up Transgender: Your Questions Answered

KSHB 41 in Kansas City hosted a live chat regarding Transgenderism. Caroline was there to answer questions. Click here to check it out!

A huge thank you to KSHB 41 for all of their coverage and helping to bring awareness to this topic!

Growing up Transgender

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – AJ (not a real name) was a typical little boy dressed in football onesies when he was tiny, and sweatshirts and baseball caps as he grew. His parents kept his hair short as he began to walk and run. They had toys they thought were appropriate.

Debi and Tom (we’re withholding their surname as a privacy issue) have two children. Their oldest is a boy. Their youngest, AJ, was, too, until they were convinced by their child. AJ started trying to convince them at age 3.

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Growing up Transgender: Debi Jackson’s speech goes viral

Kansas City mother Debi Jackson gave a speech about her MTF transgender daughter that recently went viral. Debi and her family were a major focus of a 41 Action News special report titled “Growing Up Transgender.”