Jodie Patterson speaks to Seattle on raising her transgender son
Jodie Patterson is a Brooklyn-based author, activist and the founder of cosmetic companies Doobop and Georgia.
She is also a mother of five children, including her transgender son, Penelope.
Patterson is an LGBTQIA ally committed to bringing underrepresented voices into the mainstream. Her debut book is “The Bold World: A Memoir of Family and Transformation.”
KUOW’s Jeannie Yandel moderated a discussion with Patterson and author and educator Spencer Bergstedt. Their conversation concerns the complex themes surrounding raising a transgender child.
KUOW’s Kristin Leong and The Fold’s Amanda Carter Gomes introduced the conversation.
Please note: This recording contains themes and language of an adult nature.