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About a Girl

Rebekah Robertson


PUBLISHED: 3rd September 2019 NEW RELEASE
ISBN: 9780143785156
About a Girl
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PUBLISHED: 3rd September 2019 NEW RELEASE
ISBN: 9780143785156

Publisher Description

In 2000, Rebekah Robertson 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 began to insist that she was a girl and became distressed that she had to hide who she really was when she started school. Soon the bullying started and she would come home in floods of tears, begging her mother to help her. Aged seven, Georgie was suicidal.

Rebekah and her husband, conflicted about how to proceed and overwhelmed by fear, united in their determination to save her life. To ensure Georgie had access to medical support they sought permission for her to begin puberty-blocking medication. Their case, Re- Jamie, was the start of the long road to justice for transgender children in Australia and became the basis of the 2013 landmark decision to remove the Family Court's jurisdiction.

Georgie would go on to become one of the brightest stars of the Australian youth leadership landscape through her advocacy work. And Rebekah would found Transcend, a support network for transgender kids and their families in Australia.

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. Above all, it is a celebration of family and the values that unite us all.

Author Biography

Rebekah Robertson is an Australian actor and advocate 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 now advocates for transgender kids and has won numerous awards for her work.

Product Details

Author
Rebekah Robertson
Pages
304
Publisher
Random House Australia
Year
2019
ISBN-10
014378515X
ISBN-13
9780143785156
Format
Paperback
Publication Date
2019-09-03
Subtitle
A Mother's Powerful Story of Raising her Transgender Child
Country of Publication
Australia
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