Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Meet Lily and Thomasina

The radio program This American Life, on a special Valentine's Day episode last month, featured the friendship formed by two young trans girls who met at a conference for parents of trans kids...

Lilly and Thomasina have a lot in common. They’re both 8 years old. And they were both born boys, although it became clear pretty early on that they'd prefer to be girls. There aren’t all that many kids in the world like them, but recently, at a conference in Seattle on transgender parenting, they met. And they immediately hit it off. They could talk about things with each other that they'd never been able to share with other friends back home. And that’s comforting, even if they never see each other after the conference ends.

Click here to visit This American Life's archive of the episode (under "Act Two: Tom Girls) and listen in!