Becoming Trans-Parent: One Family's Journey of Gender Transition

Becoming Trans-Parent: One Family's Journey of Gender Transition

by Annette Langlois Grunseth


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“Becoming Trans-Parent, One Family’s Journey of Gender Transition”, a collection of poems by Annette Langlois Grunseth, shares the parental experience of an adult child transitioning from son to daughter. Through understandable poetry, information is woven around one family’s story to provide awareness about the journey of gender identity. Narrative poems explain changing avatars, using bathrooms, selecting clothing, grieving, passing as a woman, job discrimination, unique health issues, what happens to marriage and family, along with the joy that comes from seeing a child transition into living an authentic life.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781635342420
Publisher: Finishing Line Press
Publication date: 06/09/2017
Pages: 44
Sales rank: 859,523
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.11(d)

About the Author

Annette Langlois Grunseth is a poet/freelance writer with a BA in Radio/TV/Film and Communications from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is a lifetime member of the Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets. Her poems have appeared in Wisconsin Academy Review, Midwest Prairie Review, SOUNDINGS: Door County in Poetry, The Poetry Box/Poeming Pigeons, The Ariel Anthology and other publications. Her poem "Lost Seed" from her forthcoming book "Becoming Trans-Parent, One Family's Jounrey of Gender Transition" won an Honorable Mention in the Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets Muse Contest in 2016.
Her readings from the book have been well-received in churches, support groups as well as poetry/bookstore venues.

Table of Contents

Change Is on the Wind

Becoming Trans-Parent 1

Milkweed 2

Naming My Grief 3

At the Baby Shower 4

Avatars of Transition 5

No Regrets 6

Lost Seed 7

The Child I Carried

The Child I Carried 8

The First Time I Enter a Ladies Restroom with

My Daughter 9

Sharing Clothes with My New Daughter 10

At the Clinic 11

In the Neighborhood 12

After a Long Talk with My Daughter 13

How Are the Boys Doing? 14

Younger Brother Speaks 15

Tears of Joy 16

Social Justice

How is it Love 17

Gender Dysphoria 18

Halloween Fright 20

Justice for All 21

Health Risks for a Transgender Woman 22

Pronouns, It’s Personal 23

Trans Etiquette 24

I’m the Daughter You Always Wanted

Embracing Your Name 25

Wings 26

Love and Marriage 27

Facebook Says We’ve Been Friends for Three Years 28

Key Change 29

When Your Child Comes Out 30

Epilogue 31

Transgender Resources 32

Notes on poems 32

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