Parenting the Transgender Child in Transition: The Guilt of Grief

child floating on back just under surface of water

In a culture torn between celebrating the transgender community and trying to erase its very existence, your choices as a parent of a child who comes out seem straightforward: you either accept and support, or you don’t. But even for those of us who unhesitatingly choose love, we may find ourselves ill prepared to make the transition from parenting the child we knew to the one who needs us now — especially when guilt resulting from a sense of loss leaves you feeling like a bad parent. 

Join ASU faculty member Stephanie L. Downie, lecturer in the faculty of languages and cultures, for this presentation from 6:30 to 8 p.m., March 28, in the Cronkite/Eight building, room 128. The event is part of the annual ASU Humanities Lecture Series, organized by the College of Integrative Sciences and Arts at ASU's Downtown Phoenix campus.

Downie's teaching focus is the  English 102: ProMod courses, where students engage in community-based issues through sustained, focused inquiry. 

College of Integrative Sciences and Arts
Mirna Lattouf
Cronkite/Eight Building, room 128
Downtown Phoenix campus

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