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    Tales From A Camp For Extraordinary Kids

    Hi friends! Not too long ago I had the honor of visiting a very special place called Camp Aranu’tiq. On the surface, it looks like any other children’s summer camp – kids ages 8-15 are running around doing sports, swimming, and lots of other fun activities. However, it’s a retreat entirely for transgender children, teens, and their families. Pretty neat stuff. My friends and I spent time talking with the campers and I probably learned more from them than they did from me. I was so impressed by them – these young people have it together. Despite the tremendous challenge of dealing with their gender identities, they have incredible aspirations…

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    Where Do I Keep My Gold Medal?

    Hello friends! I hope your week is off to an awesome start. I’ve been going through all of the messages that you’ve sent me, and I’m overwhelmed by your kindness, words of encouragement, and insightful questions. While I can’t respond to each of you, I want you to know that I’m reading everything and it means so much to me. Here’s a fun question that I seem to get a lot…enjoy! Nancy T.: You are so awesome. I’m just wondering where you keep your gold medal. Is it on display? Nancy, my gold medal is my most-prized possession – I’m so proud of it. However, I never wanted my kids…

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    Meet My Friend, Blossom

    Hi, my friends! This week I want to introduce you to a young woman who holds a special spot in my heart. When I was up in San Francisco at the HRC facility, I met this wonderful young lady named Blossom. She is enthusiastic, energetic, and just absolutely great. I love her story. She’s about to be the first trans woman to graduate from Mississippi University for Women — an incredible accomplishment. The problem she has right now is that she hasn’t been able to take the leap from college to nursing school, and she really feels like the reason she’s not able to do that is because she’s trans.…

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    We Have to Make Things Easier

    Hi, friends. I hope your week is off to a great start. As always, thank you for your unending love and support. Every day, I’m humbled by the thousands of you who reach out to tell me your story, ask questions, or provide encouragement. Even though I can’t respond to each of you individually, I want you to know that I appreciate your kind gestures more than I could ever express. To those of you who have asked me for my opinion or expertise, I want to remind you that while I’ve know that I was trans since I was a small child, learning about the trans community is still…