Author Julie Tarney is a dynamic and highly engaging presenter and training professional on trans-inclusive topics. Her entertaining storytelling and actionable tips help promote LGBTQ+ representation and cultural change in high-performing organizations. Julie wrote the award-winning memoir, My Son Wears Heels (University of Wisconsin Press 2016), serves on the board of PFLAG NYC, guest writes for HuffPost and is a contributing advice columnist for My Kid Is Gay. She is member of the National Center for Transgender Equality's Families for Trans Equality network. Julie was named a “Favorite Queer Hero of 2016” by HuffPost and one of BlogHer's “Voices of the Year” in 2015. A longtime resident of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Julie now lives in Brooklyn, New York.
Amid the hustle and bustle leading up to the holiday season, I think it's worth taking a moment to acknowledge that this can be a challenging time of year for many, including LGBTQ+ people who haven't found acceptance or support from their biological family members.If this is your experience, please know that you're not alone. There are so many allies like me who see you and stand with you, during the holiday season and all year round 🎁💜Even on dark days there is so much light within you ✨ Image: instagram.com/nikkimiles_... See MoreSee Less
The season of gifting is coming up fast! For parents and caregivers, that can often mean lots of questions about what kind of present their child would most enjoy. So what happens when your kiddo has a gender-nonconforming holiday wish list, but your relatives always default to the gender-stereotyped “boy” toys?Check out my advice for a thoughtful mom in the blog post below! ... See MoreSee Less
Kids know what they like when it comes to toys. The more progressive among us have picked up on that. We've moved beyond the gender-stereotyped toys that limit kids' choices at play. Even some retaile...