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.
My son made his world debut twenty-three years ago via triple E-section. (I had morphed during pregnancy from a petite, one-hundred-pound woman to a 150-pound inflatable of myself.) Shortly after... read more →
On my only son’s eighteenth birthday, I presented him with a homemade book titled The Harry Chronicles. It was nothing fancy. Typed pages glued into blank eight-by-five-inch journal I picked... read more →