My Son Wears Heels: One Mom's Journey from Clueless to Kickass

My Son Wears Heels: One Mom's Journey from Clueless to Kickass


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780299310608
Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
Publication date: 09/06/2016
Edition description: 1
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 406,895
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Julie Tarney is a board member for the It Gets Better Project, blogs for the Huffington Post’s “Queer Voices” page, and is a contributing writer for The Parents Project and the True Colors Fund’s Give a Damn Campaign. She volunteers for the PFLAG Safe Schools Program. A longtime resident of Milwaukee, Julie now lives in New York City. Visit

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“Traditionally, mothers of gender creative children were totally silenced. No mother would ever come forward to tell her story, unless she wanted to be skewered publicly and morally condemned. In that historical light, My Son Wears Heels is both transgressive and transcendent.”—Diane Ehrensaft, author of The Gender Creative Child, from the foreword

Table of Contents

Foreword by Diane Ehrensaft
How Do You Know I’m a Boy?
The Toilet Paper Bride
The Dress-Up Box
Out of the Closet
Not Like Other Boys
Four Bullies Suspended
From Blue Wig to Hedwig
Harry Decides
The Pain in Spain
The Graduation Stilettos
The Glass Half Full
Epilogue: The Night Jesus Wore Lace
Resources for Parents and Youth

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