Jodie Patterson, author of The Bold World, chats about her book, activism & raising a transgender child
Join Kelli and Anne for their 92nd LIVE episode!
They begin this episode by talking about all of their friends from the R Family River Cruise coming to town for a fun NYC weekend which included dinner and a fun night at Brandy's piano bar, where Anne worked for many years. Then they had a fun football weekend that included their daughter cheering at a high school game, LSU beating Mississippi State Bulldogs, and the Packers crushing the Oakland Raiders. Finally Anne discusses new concerts dates in Dallas on Jan 9th and Philadelphia on April 25th! Check www.annesteele.com for ticket links!
Hear about Season Of Giving and how to support the internship program at DNR Studios. Most of their interns are at risk LGBTQ youth from the Ali Forney Center in NYC. Because of their partnership with The LGBT Center of NYC, all donations are tax deductible. Donations can be made at https://www.dnrstudios.com/donate/ Please give back!
Their Special Guest today is Jodie Patterson, author of the book The Bold World, A Memoir of Family and Transformation. Hear her story....from growing up in NYC on the Upper West Side in the 70's as an African-American girl in an activist family and how issues of race, gender and identity influenced her to being a parent of 5 kids and having her 3rd child come out to her as transgender at 3 years old and how that transformed her family and finally her social justice and LGBTQIA work as UN Champion of Change and as a board member of HRC in Washington, DC. Buy her book at www.amazon.com
As always, they end with a cocktail from Equality Vodka. This week, in honor of Jodie, they are serving The Inspiration