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Gender Creative Parenting Collective

Event date: 
Wednesday, February 5, 2020 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm


This group is designed to support the ongoing development of parents and educators of self-identified genderqueer and/or trans children, teens, or young adults, as well as children who are “gender creative,” gender non-conforming, or who express themselves in ways that society deems non-normative. The aim of this group is to offer parents tools to unlearn and dismantle homophobia, transphobia, and misogyny within their family structures, their schools, neighborhoods and faith communities so that they may better support their children and all children. This group assumes best intent (we are all here to learn and grow and make mistakes), takes an intersectional feminist approach (we all live at the intersection of multiple identities), and affirms the dignity and unique gifts of gender creative children. This group is newly forming and plans to meet on the first Wednesday of each month. The group is facilitated by Charis Circle Executive Director, E.R. Anderson and Tristin Chipman, a Decatur therapist and social worker who specializes in gender-affirming care for young people. If you have questions, concerns or would like to be more involved, please email E.R. Anderson at

Event address: 
184 S. Candler St.
Decatur, GA 30030
The Gender Creative Child: Pathways for Nurturing and Supporting Children Who Live Outside Gender Boxes Cover Image
ISBN: 9781615193066
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Published: The Experiment - April 5th, 2016

From a leading US authority on a subject more timely than ever—an up-to-date, all-in-one resource on gender-nonconforming children and adolescents

In her groundbreaking first book, Gender Born, Gender Made, Dr.

The Bold World: A Memoir of Family and Transformation Cover Image
ISBN: 9780399179037
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Published: Ballantine Books - February 11th, 2020

Inspired by her transgender son, activist Jodie Patterson explores identity, gender, race, and authenticity to tell the real-life story of a family’s history and transformation.

“A courageous and poetic testimony on family and the self, and the learning and unlearning we must do for those we love.”—Janet Mock


Raising the Transgender Child: A Complete Guide for Parents, Families, and Caregivers Cover Image
ISBN: 9781580056359
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Published: Seal Press - November 22nd, 2016

If your child is questioning their gender identity, you may have questions of your own. The Conscious Parent's Guide to Gender Identity helps answer those questions, providing a relationship-oriented approach to supporting your child's journey. Conscious parenting means being present with your children and taking the time to understand their point of view.

Transgender Teen: A Handbook for Parents and Professionals Supporting Transgender and Non-Binary Teens Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781627781749
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Published: Cleis Press - September 13th, 2016

Is it just a phase, a fad, or a real issue with your teen? This comprehensive guidebook explores the unique challenges that thousands of families face every day raising a teenager who may be transgender, gender-variant or gender-fluid.

Becoming an Ally to the Gender-Expansive Child: A Guide for Parents and Carers Cover Image
ISBN: 9781785920516
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Published: Jessica Kingsley Publishers - November 21st, 2017

When Anna Bianchi's grandchild asked, "Nanny, you do know I'm a girl, don't you?", Anna recognised this as a pivotal, and daunting, moment in their relationship. She knew that to answer her grandchild, who had been assigned male at birth, her own attitudes, assumptions and beliefs about gender would need to be examined.