Raising Trans Children

A (Trans) Rose by Any (New) Name

When Trans Folk, & Trans Kids, Change Their Name

Cassie Brighter
My Trans Child
Published in
10 min readDec 11, 2023

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Funny thing, names. We name things all the time. We might call a city London. Or Moscow. We might never wonder why do call them that. We might find it peculiar that Spanish people call them “Londres” and “Moscú.” And most of us might not realize that London comes from Londinium, the original name Romans gave it. Or that Moscow is actually Moskva (Москва in Cyrillic). Established in the 1100s, the city was named after the river on…

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Cassie Brighter
My Trans Child

Activist. Public speaker. Writer. Community Organizer. Mom. Creator & Host, Empowered Trans Woman Summit. Managing Editor, EmpoweredTransWoman.com