I didn’t know until I had a child who is transgender that sex is different than gender. I gave birth to a male, that is true, but when that male could articulate its identity, she said sweetly, apologetically, insistently, her truth: I have a beautiful daughter. This twinning of spirits, living both he and she, innocently crossing the binary, in many cultures it is seen as holy. This video chronicles her — our — transition. The gorgeous music that accompanies the images is a song by my good friend, Chana Rothman, fresh off her new album, Rainbow Train (called the Free to Be You and Me for our generation). See Chana Rothman’s article about this song in the Huffington Post HERE. It is my hope that peace washes over us when we most need it, and that we can give our world strength to love deeper.    

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  • Krisanne


    Thank you so much for this. I am in tears. What a beautiful tribute to your daughter. My younger sister is transgender, and I know what you mean when you speak of crossing the binary and recognizing the holiness in those liminal spaces.


    • courtney


      You are so welcome. Thank you for letting me know! xoC

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