Imagine being a boy forced to attend school dressed in a girls’ uniform. Imagine being a girl banned from the girls’ bathroom and too afraid to “go” in a stall surrounded by boys. Imagine being asked, again and again, by other kids, “Are you a boy or a girl?” Imagine having your deepest sense of self refuted by adults in authority. Imagine the routine stress of being a transgender kid.
We’ll talk about transgender children today. We’ll hear a half-hour radio documentary “Alex not Amy-Growing Up Transgender in the Rural West.” Then our guests will include Ann Travers, Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology & Anthropology at Simon Fraser University, and author of “The Trans Generation: How Trans Kids (and Their Parents) Are Creating a Gender Revolution;” and Denise Dowling, Associate Professor in the School of Journalism at the University of Montana, and producer of “Alex not Amy-Growing Up Transgender in the Rural West.”