Left to right: Jeannie Yandel, Jodie Patterson and Spencer Bergstedt. 
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Left to right: Jeannie Yandel, Jodie Patterson and Spencer Bergstedt.
Credit: KUOW Photo/Kristin Leong

Jodie Patterson speaks to Seattle on raising her transgender son

Jodie Patterson is a Brooklyn-based author, activist and the founder of cosmetic companies Doobop and Georgia.

She is also a mother of five children, including her transgender son, Penelope.

Patterson is an LGBTQIA ally committed to bringing underrepresented voices into the mainstream. Her debut book is “The Bold World: A Memoir of Family and Transformation.”

She was in Seattle on June 6 at Impact Hub Seattle for and event titled "Race, Gender and Bold Parenting.” KUOW and The Fold online magazine presented the program.

KUOW’s Jeannie Yandel moderated a discussion with Patterson and author and educator Spencer Bergstedt. Their conversation concerns the complex themes surrounding raising a transgender child.

KUOW’s Kristin Leong and The Fold’s Amanda Carter Gomes introduced the conversation.

Please note: This recording contains themes and language of an adult nature.

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