Seattle: Join us on Thursday for a discussion with Jodie Patterson, activist and author of 'The Bold World: A Memoir of Family and Transformation', about race, gender and raising a transgender child.

We are thrilled to be co-hosting this event in collaboration with Seattle's KUOW and in celebration of Pride.
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Image of Jodie via Doen

Image of Jodie via Doen

We are thrilled to be co-hosting this event in collaboration with Seattle's KUOW and in celebration of Pride month. Jodie's book is fantastic and we know the conversation will be powerful, inspiring and enlightening - we hope to see you on Thursday, June 6! Details below, tickets can be purchased via the event page

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Join KUOW and The Fold for a conversation with Brooklyn based author and activist Jodie Patterson, KUOW’s Jeannie Yandel, and local LGBTQ advocate Spencer Bergstedt. The discussion will explore race, gender and the complex themes surrounding raising a transgender child.

The program begins at 6:30 p.m., doors open at 6 p.m. Registration required; Tickets are $5.

Jodie Patterson is an activist, author and the founder of cosmetic companies Doobop and Georgia. Patterson is the mother of five, including her 8-year-old transgender son Penelope. Patterson is an LGBTQ ally committed to bringing underrepresented voices into the mainstream. Her debut book is The Bold World: A Memoir of Family and Identity.

Spencer Bergstedt is a consultant, public speaker, educator and author specializing in LGBTQ workplace, health care and educational inclusion issues. Spencer has been advocating for LGBTQ people for over 30 years. His lived experience as a transman combined with his legal expertise on transgender issues has garnered him an international reputation for both scholarly theory and practical application.

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