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A Mothers Essay "It's a Boy" Is A Finalist in Notes and Words Competition.

A few weeks ago you might have been one of the thousands who voted for Leslie Lagerstrom's Essay "Its a Boy" in the preliminary round. Well, thanks to you her essay about Sam her transgender son is in the top five of the Notes and Words contest, and the competition just got stiffer!

Facing us is an amazing line up of gifted writers all deserving the top spot with articles highlighting their families unique challenges and rewards.

All are vying to increase visibility of otherwise unknown challenges unique families face, ultimately advocating and educating and increasing understanding. But when the going gets tough the transgender get going, and we have proved it by getting as far as we have but it ain't over yet!

Listen to its a boy by clicking here then cast your vote by "liking" Its a boy on facebook. The contest only lasts until Friday, April 27 so please don't delay.

A vote for "It's a Boy" is a vote for our community!

A little about the event, a place our community will stand tall in....

Notes & Words is the annual signature event of Children’s Hospital & Research Center Oakland. Featuring New York Times best-selling authors and KFOG recording artists, Notes & Words promises an intimate and inspiring evening of spoken word and original music.


Get ready for a dynamic evening of celebrated writers and musicians together on stage

Notes & Words 2012 is the third annual event in a series benefiting Children’s Hospital & Research Center Oakland. It will take place April 28th at Oakland’s beautifully refurbished Fox Theater. The evening features an eclectic line up of recording artists and renowned authors for a dynamic mix of music and spok...en word. Performers include CAKE, Pulitzer-Prize winning author Michael Chabon, New York Times bestselling authors Anne Lamott and Kelly Corrigan, as well as John Hodgman from The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and HBO's Bored to Death. Notes & Words promises to be an event unlike any other, with the opportunity to take part in a moving and inspiring evening with some of the country's finest artists.


Parent of Transgender Child Needs Our "Likes" To Win

The parent of a transgender child, Leslie Lagerstrom contacted me via her twitter account TransParenthood asking for help to win a essay contest sponsored by a non profit called "Words and Notes" .

The prize? She would be able to tell her story of parenting a transgender child to thousands of caring people and in the process help to raise millions of dollars for the Oakland Children's Hospital. Her essay "It's a Boy" would help educate people who would otherwise be clueless about the unique challenges our tiny minority's families face.

Without giving too much away I'd like to share the first paragraph of her essay. If you like that please click the link at the bottom of the paragraph, read her essay in full and "LIKE" it to win!

It’s A Boy
by Leslie Lagerstrom

“I’m not right,” my eight year-old child with the old soul explains, as to why our weathered mailbox sits empty. Another classmate’s birthday party on the horizon, we wait anxiously for the invitation that never comes. Simple yet profound, the words slice through my flesh, piercing a hole in my heart, the pain more than I can bear. Pain I have come to know all too well, raising a transgender child. Please LIKE "It's a Boy" on Facebook to help our whole community WIN!

Regardless it's a win win! Just by voting and sharing her note you are raising awareness of the challenges faced by all children, such as the one on the right and help raise money for this great hospital.