A Message From Our Founder
Rebekah Robertson OAM
Being a parent is an incredible privilege. It can bring the greatest joy, the deepest love, and sometimes presents us with challenges we simply feel unprepared for. This was true for me in 2007, when I was searching for support in Australia and finding there was almost none for trans children. I had a little seven year old who really needed me to step up for her. There was no road map, no obvious pathway and I remember feeling so very alone. All I knew was that my child deserved to be heard, that she needed us, her family to understand and affirm who she knew herself to be.
My daughter’s passage through childhood was not always smooth, and almost all those challenges can be attributed to the obstacles she faced in the world beyond the safety of our family. Despite the hurdles, she has grown into a young woman with great ambition and joie de vivre. Your family may also be confronted with similar challenges along the way, and I hope you are able to navigate them better with the assistance of Transcend Australia. Be assured that your love and support is the vital ingredient in ensuring your child is able to grow alongside their peers with confidence and pride. Our children deserve nothing less than equality; to thrive and celebrate themselves, love themselves and leap into their own lives with enthusiasm for their future.
About A Girl
A Mother’s Powerful Story of Raising her Transgender Child
Written by Transcend Australia founder Rebekah Robertson OAM
Foreword by Georgie Stone OAM
Preface by Associate Professor Michelle Telfer
You can purchase your copy here:
What Our Community Says
“We are a courageous community. We understand that there is strength in vulnerability, and we are authentic.”
“Transcend has helped us understand the needs of our daughter, particularly at a time when it was just beginning to happen and was overwhelming. By being connected to a welcoming and informed community it has helped us gain knowledge and provided peer support.”
“Transcend has put ‘success’ into the experience of being trans.”