Supporting Moms with Transgender Kids | Episode 5: Wicked Good Momcast

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WICKED GOOD MOMCAST | EPISODE 5

Supporting Moms with Transgender Kids

Guest: Mimi Lemay

The mission of Boston Moms is to prove that while motherhood is hard, it doesn’t have to be lonely. We have to imagine that being the parent to a transgender child can be isolating. Boston Moms is a platform for ALL moms, so we want to know, how can we best support moms in our transgender community? In this episode, we interview local author and mom, Mimi Lemay. In her memoir, “What We Will Become,” Mimi shares her transgender child’s odyssey, and her journey outside the boundaries of the faith and culture that shaped her. This conversation is a must-listen as we continually strive to support ALL moms and be inclusive of all families. 

About Our Guest

MIMI LEMAY is an author, advocate for transgender rights and a member of Human Rights Campaign’s Parents for Transgender Equality Council. She began advocating for her son Jacob in 2015 with the viral essay, A Letter to My Son Jacob on His 5th Birthday, followed by the NBC Nightly News segment titled: Jacob’s Journey: Life as a Transgender 5-Year-Old.
 
Mimi and her family continue to fight for passage of equality laws in Massachusetts and nationwide, and she meets regularly with legislators, business leaders, educators, and clergy to share her vision of a more equitable world. Her critically acclaimed memoir, What We Will Become: A Mother, A Son and A Journey of Transformation, which follows the dual stories of her own upbringing in ultra-orthodox Judaism and her son’s transition, was a finalist for the 2020 Massachusetts Book Awards. Also in 2020, Mimi received an Unsung Heroine Award granted by the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women. She holds a Masters in Law & Diplomacy from the Fletcher School at Tufts University. 

Resources 

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What is the Wicked Good Momcast?

Welcome to the Wicked Good Momcast! A podcast FOR Boston Moms, BY Boston Moms. A space to hear stories from real moms, to celebrate the beauty of motherhood, and to normalize its challenges. Tune in while you fold laundry, commute to work or school, or get cozy after a long day in the trenches. Motherhood is hard, but it doesn’t have to be lonely!

Boston Moms was launched in 2015 with a heart to connect Boston-area moms to each other through meaningful discussion, shared stories, and connection both on and offline. With over 5 million website pageviews since our founding and a reach of over 100k parents per month, Boston Moms is rapidly growing and scaling. We’ve been asked many times to bring our stories and resources to the podcast world, so we are taking the plunge!

We could not be more excited to formally welcome you to follow the Boston Moms Wicked Good Momcast! 

Who | The Wicked Good Momcast will be hosted by Meghan Block + Shannon Gibson, two local moms with a heart for community and with an undeniable connection that we hope you’ll hear through our voices. 

What | In each episode, you’ll hear from Boston Moms Contributing Writers who are putting a voice to the stories and perspectives they’ve shared on BostonMoms.com, local + national experts in various spheres relevant to parenting, local moms and business owners who you should know about, and special guests!

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Meghan was born and raised on the South Shore and attended college in Boston. After college, she married her high school sweetheart and followed him to Charleston, SC, and Groton, CT, where he served as a submarine officer in the United States Navy. Military life was an adventure, and after six crazy years of service (and two babies later!), the pair decided to move *home* to the South Shore in 2016 and put down some roots. Meghan is the proud owner of Boston Moms and work-at-home mom to William, Benjamin, and Caroline, born in 2013, 2015 and 2019. She loves meeting new people, encouraging moms, celebrating motherhood, and supporting small businesses.

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