A Boy Named Penelope

“Mom, everyone thinks I’m a girl and I’m not. I’m a boy. I don’t feel like a boy, I am a boy, mama.”

These are the words Jodie Patterson’s two-year-old child spoke to her one day following a streak of anger and frustration. She initially thought she was losing her daughter who seemed to be pulling away, but quickly realized she was actually gaining a son.

Join us for an incredibly important conversation about identity, transformation, and love through the lens of motherhood with Jodie Patterson: Transmother, Author, Advocate, Beauty Entrepreneur, and Board Director of the Human Rights Campaign.

Jodie will walk us through her journey raising a young transgender child, learning to both parent and advocate for her son along the way.

We welcome anyone in your life to join us, especially anyone parenting or related to a transgender family member.