Lemme tell you about myself...
I am a mom of a transgender daughter, as well as a cis daughter and a cis son. But I’m not just a mom.
What I mean by that is I have been an advocate and ally for the LGBTQ+ community since I can remember but jumped wholeheartedly into my role when my child came out as transgender about 8 years ago. None of us are “just” moms… we all wear many, many hats…that’s for damn sure!
In addition to being an ally, advocate and mom, I’m also a photographer. Over the years I’ve narrowed down my favorite niche and it’s always working with women. Specifically women over 45 years old. Why? Because I feel that this market is completely underserved and not acknowledged nearly as much as they should be. Working with women has taught me that I frequently need to “counsel” women as to their self-worth. There is an element of therapy to what I do behind the lens as a photographer. And it’s part of the job that I adore. Watching women see themselves through my lens has been a joy.
When I became an “Ally Parent”, I was trying to find a way to give back to the community. And over the past year or so of fielding calls and texts from teenagers and parents needing support, guidance and/or education, I came to realize that this is where I thrive. My greatest strength is my ability to HEAR people and offer support and peace of mind, as well as resources and access to an incredible community of like-minded people. And this is why I’ve chosen to become a coach for moms of transgender kids.
I want to continue to serve other women around the country by offering this invaluable service that I wish had been available when our family started our journey.