The Memoirist
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The Memoirist

Gender Life Lessons

My Daughter Found her Nirvana in the Boys’ Section of a Clothing Store

Parenting a Gender Nonconforming Child in a Binary Society

“Alana, doctors can just sew a penis on you so you can be a boy,” explained a classmate to my third-grade daughter. How was I to know that the most comforting words regarding gender identity…



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Amy Strommer

Amy dreams of writing humor between her naps, having a clean house, and reading the 17 books stacked on her nightstand.