Nov. 26, 2019

Family Rhetoric

Family Rhetoric

Join me this week as I talk to Amber Leventry from the Family Rhetoric Blog. Amber is a non-binary individual who is also a parent of a trans daughter. Amber and I talk about their writing advocacy work and being a parent to a trans child. You don't want to miss this.

Introduction

In today’s society, we tend to recognize two genders: male and female. However, some people blend in both genders or don’t identify with any gender. Non-binary folks are those whose gender is not male or female; other terms include genderqueer, bigender, and agender, to name a few. Each term has a different meaning, but all have the same idea that gender is not just male or female. 

 

Meet Amber Leventry (they/them/their)

 

A Freelance writer, writer-activist, and parent of three kids—one which is a trans daughter. Amber is queer non-binary and has a blog called Family Rhetoric that talks about raising a trans kid while spreading awareness about LGBTQ issues. Their blog is a source for many parents that are looking to support their LGBTQ children. They are currently a staff writer for Scary Mommy and a speaker at schools and businesses to advocate for inclusive spaces and LGBTQ language.

 

Podcast Episode Summary

In this episode, we talk about the following:

-       Understanding what it means to be non-binary

-       Acceptance and creating inclusive space

-       Choosing to live sober

-       How Family Rhetoric Blog came into being

 

Quotables

“Why would a parent want to “push” a child to be transgender when we’re the most marginalized community in the United States and across the world?” –Kayden Taylor

 

“And the mom said, well I trust that we are in the right space, and we have to trust that they are too.” –Amber Leventry

 

“You can be accepting, but are you really being inclusive?” –Amber Leventry

 

“It’s not practice makes perfect; it’s practice makes mistakes.” –Amber Leventry

 

Resources

Amber Leventry’s Family Rhetoric Blog

https://amberleventry.com/family-rhetoric/

 

The Phoenix Crossfit

https://thephoenix.org/

 

Also, be sure to follow Amber Leventry on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter @Amberleventry.