Participants: Skinner family; Participants: Skinner parents; Advice; Outness
Tara: Is there anything else you’d like to tell us about your family, your experiences at school, things that you would like to uh, tell uh, your uh, children’s teachers or your children’s principals?
Alex: Just that they’re doing a really good job.
Jessica: And you worry about, all, like you worry about how people are going to react, but honestly, if people nine times out of ten are going to be wonderful to you. And to just not fear those few times where people are going to ill-treat you. But just kind of, if you go out with open arms, and ready to embrace people, and assume that they’re going to, you know, dig what you're, dig your jive. But yeah, before it was kind of like shielding, like is everything going to be okay? Like a mom at the grocery store and she’s all beautiful and stuff, like now it’s just sort of like you’re standing tall! You’re walking, “Hey you wanna talk about it? Sure!” “She was born a boy but she’s not anymore.”
Tara: Right. What do you think? Anything you want to say else?
Jonathon: Uh, no.
Jessica: But there are bigger issues. She was born premature, she was born two months premature. We didn’t know that she, we thought that she was uh bleeding in the brain, that she may not be smart, there were so many concerns about this little girl, that the fact that she’s trans is...
Alex: It’s like nothing.
Jonathon: I’m raising two daughters, and two boys, and most of my day to day concerns are more about clean that mess up!