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The extraordinary About a Girl is Rebekah Robertson’s personal story of raising her transgender child, Georgie Stone, who has become a voice not just for other transgender kids – but for an emerging generation.
Sure to be one of the events of the year. Rebekah is in-conversation with Liz Duck-Chong.
About the Book
In 2000, Rebekah gave birth to twin boys, George and Harry. But as they grew older, their preferences began to show, and by the age of three it was clear Georgie was drawn to anything that was pretty or had a skirt that could swirl.
Before long Georgie was insisting that she was a girl and became distressed that she had to hide who she really was when she began school. Soon the bullying started and she would come home in floods of tears, begging her mother to help her.
Part memoir and part inspirational message of hope for those navigating a similar path, About a Girl is a thought-provoking and profoundly moving true story.
Georgie has gone on to become one of the brightest stars of the Australian youth leadership landscape through her advocacy work. And Rebekah founded Transcend, a support network for transgender kids and their families in Australia.
Above all, About a Girl is a celebration of family and the values that unite us all.
"A remarkable document of an Australian civil rights landmark and a moving testament to the ferocity of parental love." – Benjamin Law
About Rebekah Robertson
Rebekah Robertson is an Australian actor who has appeared on television and on stage. In 2012, she founded the first parent-led peer-support group and information hub for transgender kids and their families in Australia: Transcend. She advocates for transgender kids and has been nominated for numerous awards for her work.
About Liz Duck-Chong
Liz Duck-Chong is a writer, researcher and filmmaker who works primarily in LGBTQIA+ sexual health and education. Her work focuses on uplifting and celebrating the lives and work of the wider trans and gender diverse community, and telling the stories less told. She co-hosts wholesome queer sex ed show @letsdoitpodcast, and is on Twitter at @lizduckchong.
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