In my last post, I shared the letter that my husband and I wrote to the parents in Sam’s kindergarten class. Since my readers have a variety of school situations, and their children span a wide age range, I plan to share several letters from readers in the hopes that those of you writing your own letters will find some inspiration. And for those of you not working on letters, I’m hoping that it will be interesting to read about the range of situations, expectations, and styles that different parents bring to the experience of parenting and schooling gender-nonconforming and transgender children. (If you’ve written a letter that you would like me to share with my readers, please email it to me at email@example.com.)
The letter originally posted here has been removed at the author’s request. Sadly, the family found that writing a letter to their community backfired in disconcerting ways. Please know that the strategy of full disclosure is not for everyone. For those of you struggling with how to communicate with your communities, please contact Edgardo Menvielle at Children’s National Medical Center, Kim Pearson at Trans Youth Family Allies, or Joel Baum at Gender Spectrum.