This is one incredible way to recognize all of the great mothers out there today.
In this video, a transgender teen, Zoe, recalls her journey to realizing her gender identity and authentic self. Her mother appears to be endlessly supportive and provides some incredible words of support for other transgender teens and children out in the world.
What I would say to a student or child or young person that's transgender and having difficulties is if you can't get the support at home -- search and you will find support. There are a lot of people out there that are allies that understand your plight and are willing to do anything to help you get through.
Mostly I want you to know that you are valuable. You are important and we need you here in this world and in this community. You can shine through no matter what anybody else thinks... Remember to stay strong. It will pass.
Powerful and important words from an incredible mother.
Happy Mother's Day!