Mum or Dad? Transgender parents: The Perception
We asked parents whether they had any transgender parent friends and what is their view on transgender parenting.
Marleen Brown a parent from Bournemouth explains her views:
Is today’s society as inclusive and tolerant as we would like to think? How are the minority communities received and perceived in the eyes of the majority of the population? The Mum or Dad documentary film looks into the daily life, its struggles and the joys of a transgender taxi driver Kirsty Gilbert-Gold from Bournemouth.
The Mum or Dad? documentary tells the story of how despite going through a difficult and painful transition process, Kirsty continues to bring up her two children whilst working long hour shifts as a full-time taxi driver.
"Being a transgender female does not just mean putting the make up on 24/7 and spending my time being pre-occupied by my gender. For me it is having enough humility and courage to continue living life as the real me and most of all making my children feel the love and care that was never given to me."
Mum or Dad? The answer does not matter
Through her very own personal experience Kirsty reveals an intimate details of her childhood memories growing up in the wrong body and how despite all of the trials and tribulations that life brings she has never given up her ultimate dream of becoming a woman.
Kirsty’s story highlights the most common public misconceptions about transgender people and their lives. It specifically deals with an issue of a transgender parenthood and the challenges that comes with it. Kirsty speaks out about her experience of an intolerance and the prejudice that she and her children encounter on a daily basis.
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