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I am a mother, a writer, a feminist and a crone with a theological degree and forty years of experience working to end sexual assault, domestic violence and elder abuse. Empathy and spirituality inform my work for gender, racial, economic and environmental justice.
As a cisgender white woman married to a Trinidadian man with two racially mixed children, I continue to learn about the multi-layered impacts of racism, heterosexism, and transphobia. I am forever indebted to BIPOC and LGBTQ people in my life and the courageous writers among us who are correcting intentional historical invisibility so we can build a cooperative and inclusive future.
My writing touches on the personal and political. Whether writing about how friends and family can support LGBTQ people, exploring the need to own our racist history so we can build an equitable future, or honoring nature and urging action on climate change, I embrace the values my mother taught me: treat others the way you would like to be treated. I invite you to join the conversation.
Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America;
How to be An Antiracist
Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents;
The Warmth of Other Suns: the Epic Story of America's Great Migration
How the Word is Passed: Reckoning with the History of Slavery in America
So You Want to Talk About Race
An Indigenous People's History of the United States
The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family
This memoir and guidebook explores the journey I took to move from denial to acceptance and then advocacy with my transgender son. I wrote My Daughter He to help parents, family members, friends and educators be better equipped and more informed in supporting gender nonconforming or transgender loved ones.
My Daughter He should be required reading not only for parents and family members of trans children, but for teachers, counselors, and school administrators. Besides being an education, it's a story that keeps you on the edge of your seat. I couldn't put it down.
By sharing her own transition journey and that of her trans son, including issues around safety, schools, and mental health, Waldron has created an informative and comforting resource for other families.
This book is a must for anyone who wants support for or insight into the path that must be taken, by parent, child, and everyone around them, if our transgender youth and young adults are going to have the full opportunity to be the wonderful people they are.