Happy and Queer

Kaysen Ford, who identifies as nonbinary, talks with their mother Jennifer about their experiences growing up. "It shouldn't be scary to be who you are," declares Kaysen, who is looking forward to a bright future and expresses pride in having overcome a variety of challenges to graduate from high school.


StoryCorps. (2021, June 25). Mother and Teen Reflect on the Pride and Joy of Growing Up Transgender [Audio Podcast]. https://storycorps.org/stories/mother-and-teen-reflect-on-the-pride-and-joy-of-growing-up-transgende...

Gender Identity Gender identity icon Our core sense of who we are as a man, a woman, a mixture of both, or neither.

Gender Expression Gender expression icon How we show up in the world through choices like clothing, hair style, mannerisms or tone of voice.

Attraction attraction icon How we feel toward others sexually, romantically and/or emotionally.

Biological Sex Biological sex icon Physical attributes such as reproductive organs and genitalia, chromosomes, genes and hormone levels.

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