I was recently connected with Dr. Michele Angello, whose new book, “On the Couch with Dr. Angello: A Guide to Raising & Supporting Transgender Youth” was just about to be launched. Public awareness of the issues in the book has been a long time coming, and as a resource for families and kids dealing with these issues – as well as anyone wanting to open their minds a little further and let this knowledge in – I don’t think you’ll find anything more readable, helpful or timely. What follows is a correspondence with Dr. Angello.
MM: You mention in your book’s introduction that you’ve worked with “gender creative” children for 13 years. I really liked that. Can you explain that a little, in terms of children who are discovering and creating their gender identities?