She, He, They

She, He, They:
Families, gender and coping with transition
Shirley Young

Families, gender and coping with transition

Shirley Young


The media regularly carry stories about individuals who have  transitioned to another gender but rarely do we hear about the impact  this can have on families. In this book Shirley Young documents how  challenging gender transition can be for both parents and siblings.  Ultimately this is a story of hope and resilience. It shows that if  parents can move beyond the shock and pain provoked by their offspring’s  transition it may bring them closer together as a family and be a life  enhancing experience.

‘A raw, honest and heartfelt account of the  response of one family to the bombshell news of their child's  transition from female to male to non-binary.’  Founder parent TransparenTsees

‘Insightful, moving and refreshingly  honest, Shirley Young tackles an often emotive subject head on. It is a  gentle, warm and considered exploration of trans issues from a parent’s  point of view.’ Carrie Lyall, DIVA magazine