About Bliss: Fighting for My Trans Son's Life, Joy, and Fertility (Paperback)

About Bliss: Fighting for My Trans Son's Life, Joy, and Fertility By Cristina Olivetti, Diane Ehrensaft (Foreword by) Cover Image
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Description


Cristina's son was about to embark on gender-affirming care that would likely cause infertility, when she realised the need to support both her child and the adult he would become, and give him the right to have children of his own. In doing so she discovered a future - where living your life authentically doesn't mean giving up your fertility - that may be accessible to many, many more trans people in the coming years.
Through interviews with trans thought leaders, letters to her son, and missives about the struggle for reproductive rights of trans people, as well as practical advice for parents, Cristina weaves together a tapestry of voices from the trans community to tell a story that has never been told before -- of transformation, and hormones, and hope. An amazing resource for parents of children undergoing gender affirming care, and a beautiful meditation on the euphoria and challenge of transition

About the Author


Cristina Olivetti Spencer is a writer, adult educator, and an advocate for gender inclusion. Fueled by a mission to improve the support that trans youth and their families receive during transition, she is the official gender educator for Free Mom Hugs, a national organization that supports LGBTQ families, and frequently presents her workshop, "Navigating Gender in the New World," to schools, community organizations and businesses. Cristina's essays have appeared in Scholastic, Parent & Child, Spirituality & Health, and the anthology, A Cup of Comfort for Mothers. She is based in Northern California.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781805010395
ISBN-10: 1805010395
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Publication Date: October 21st, 2024
Pages: 280
Language: English