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Transgender Stories Through Mothers’ Eyes ï A Two Author Event

When: October 18, 2020 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Organizer: Ilene Primack
Contact: Marcy Levitt at mlevitt@alperjcc.org
Cost: $10 Florida Series
Summary: Jo Ivestor Once a Girl, Always a Boy A Family Memoir of a Transgender Journey Mimi Lemay What We Will Become: A Mother, a Son, and a Journey of Transformation
2020-10-18 16:00:00 2020-10-18 17:30:00 America/New_York Transgender Stories Through Mothers’ Eyes ï A Two Author Event Jo Ivestor Once a Girl, Always a Boy A Family Memoir of a Transgender Journey Mimi Lemay What We Will Become: A Mother, a Son, and a Journey of Transformation (http://jewishmiami.org/events/transgender_stories_through_mothers_eyes_a_two_author_event) Please refer to event page Ilene Primack mlevitt@alperjcc.org

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o Ivestor’s book is the story of her son’s difficult yet joyful journey. Her son, Jeremy, is transgender. Thirty years ago, she welcomed him into the world as a daughter. As a child, Jeremy preferred “masculine” toys and clothes; in his twenties, he had sex reassignment surgery. The book is told from multiple perspectives: Those of the siblings who struggled to understand the brother they knew as a sister, and of the parents who joined him in the battle against discrimination. Mimi Lemay chronicles a family’s journey of losing a daughter named Em and gaining a son named Jacob - and of three generations of seekers learning to forge their own paths, just as Jacob had when he resolutely declared himself a boy at age two. In accepting Jacob for who he was, the author’s nuclear family moved through emotional turmoil to peace and understanding, grounded on a solid foundation of love.

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  • 2020-10-18 16:00:00 2020-10-18 17:30:00 America/New_York Transgender Stories Through Mothers’ Eyes ï A Two Author Event Jo Ivestor Once a Girl, Always a Boy A Family Memoir of a Transgender Journey Mimi Lemay What We Will Become: A Mother, a Son, and a Journey of Transformation (http://jewishmiami.org/events/transgender_stories_through_mothers_eyes_a_two_author_event) Please refer to event page Ilene Primack mlevitt@alperjcc.org
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