The Family Journey (2010, 14 min)

The Family Journey: Raising Gender Nonconforming Children

Everybody wants to be loved unconditionally. But what do you do when your child tells you they’re questioning their gender?

The Family Journey: Raising Gender Nonconforming Children follows the journey of the parents and siblings of young people who are questioning if they’re a boy, a girl, or something in between. What about your thinking needs to change? How does your whole family come together to nurture and support them?

The frank, vulnerable interviews with families living through this potentially scary transition demonstrate how loving and accepting their gender expansive child—sometimes in the face of ignorance or outright hostility from the community—have made them more compassionate human beings. At its heart, it’s about how acceptance and unconditional love allow these kids to be who they are and not just survive, but thrive.