VBB 200 – Liz Declan, Calling On Cis Adults To Stand Up For Trans Kids!
Liz Declan is a self-identified queer single mom with a seven-year-old daughter who does not identify with traditional gender binaries. Liz has her B.A. and M.A. in English from Temple University and teaches Writing and Literature at the university level. She is an MFA candidate at Bennington College, studies creative nonfiction, and is working on her memoir. But more impressive than her own accomplishments is her plea for parents of cis kids, for cis adults who are not parents, and for cis members of the LGBTQ community to know that what trans children need is for adults to get loud and to do the heavy lifting because trans kids should be allowed to be kids, and their gender, like that of other children, should be just one part of them, not the sum total of who they are. If You’re Not already Fighting For Trans Kids’ Rights, Liz explains why it’s crucial that you start.
It was great to know that the interview would be unscripted. You and Heather gave me the freedom to openly share my personal experiences with infertility and be transparent with my story.