Kelly Newman is a queer mom, a Quaker, an attorney, a Girl Scouts Leader and the coordinator of very many harebrained schemes. Her most favorite things in life are her wife, one-on-one dates with her kids, coffee, yoga, crafting, and dragging you along to her next project aimed at healing the world.
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We Are MomsRising
June 29, 2022
A year and a half ago, our now 10-year-old, who goes by the name Cha, matter of factly announced that they identify as non-binary, that neither male nor female felt like an accurate account of their personhood. Our response was straightforward and affirming, "Okay, thanks for letting us know." We worked out the details of pronouns and names and that was that. Emails were sent to school and extended family, there was a Facebook post. We sought trans affirming medical care. Life went forward.
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