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Raising Ryland: Our Story of Parenting a Transgender Child with No Strings Attached

Condition: BRAND NEW
ISBN: 9780062388889
Author(s): Hillary Whittington
Format: Paperback
Year: 2016
Publisher: William Morrow & Company
Dimensions: 132 x 203 x 23 (w x l x h)
Pages: 272

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This powerful, moving story-which has already touched more than seven million through a viral video created by the Whittington family-is a mother's first-hand account of her emotional choice to embrace her transgender child. When Hillary and Jeff Whittington posted a YouTube video chronicling their five-year-old son Ryland's transition from girl to boy, they didn't expect it to be greeted with such fervor. Beautiful and moving, the video documenting Hillary's and Jeff's love for their child instantly went viral and has been seen by more than seven million viewers since its posting in May 2014. Now for the first time, they tell their story in full, offering an emotional and moving account of their journey alongside their exceptional child. After they discovered their daughter Ryland was deaf at age one and needed cochlear implants, the Whittingtons spent nearly four years successfully teaching Ryland to speak. But once Ryland gained the power of speech, it was time for them to listen as Ryland insisted, 'I am a boy!' And listen they did.
After learning that forty-one percent of people who identify as transgender attempt to take their own lives, Hillary and her husband Jeff made it their mission to support their child-no matter what. From the earliest stages of deciphering Ryland through clothing choices to examining the difficult conversations that have marked every stage of Ryland's transition, Hillary Please click here to ask a question
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