Most Eye-Opening Read: “It Wasn’t A Boy Or Girl,” He Said. “And I Think I Made A Mistake” by Linda Caroll, grabbed me at the start.

A condensed version would be: a father learns his newborn isn’t clearly boy or girl and anguishes about the medical decision he and his wife made.

Much of what is written about transgender or intersex people is about decisions made as an adolescent or adult. We talk about the effect of society, peers, and parenting. But none of that had anything to do with this father and his heartache.

“It Wasn’t A Boy Or Girl….” transported me to the day Emily was born. While Emily’s…



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