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kristinauthorpicHow Harmony Can Be Found in a Transfamily

QUESTIONS YOU WANT TO ASK BUT DON’T KNOW HOW

 

According to recent national statistics reported by  Fusion, there are at least 1.4 million transgender people in the United States, a full 6% of our country’s adult population. Still, the majority of these people live invisibly amongst us. Transparency around gender transition is critically important if our world is to understand that gender dysphoria falls within the realm of normal and affects families and communities around the globe. While such transparency is needed, being “out” is not always safe in a world with so much misinformation, prejudice, and violence towards transgender individuals and their families.

 

Enter: Kristin K. Collier — Compassionate Communication Coach, legal spouse of an “out” transwoman, and author of Housewife: Home-remaking in a Transgender Marriage. Collier’s life was shaken when her husband told her he wanted to live the rest of his life as a woman about a decade ago. Her roles as a wife and mother were turned upside down, and even her understanding of what it was to be a woman needed rethinking. Fast forward to the present: Collier’s family now consists of her legally married parenting partner (a transwoman), romantic partner, and two teenage boys living together — harmoniously! —  under one roof.

“Looking back, I see that our commitment to living compassionate, simple, and wholesome lives guided and informed the way we grew together,” says Collier.

AVAILABLE FOR INTERVIEWS

Contact: Janet Shapiro phone: 856-489-8654 x320


kristinauthorpic

How Harmony Can Be Found in a Transfamily

QUESTIONS YOU WANT TO ASK BUT DON’T KNOW HOW

 

According to recent national statistics reported by  Fusion, there are at least 1.4 million transgender people in the United States, a full 6% of our country’s adult population. Still, the majority of these people live invisibly amongst us. Transparency around gender transition is critically important if our world is to understand that gender dysphoria falls within the realm of normal and affects families and communities around the globe. While such transparency is needed, being “out” is not always safe in a world with so much misinformation, prejudice, and violence towards transgender individuals and their families.

Enter: Kristin K. Collier — Compassionate Communication Coach, legal spouse of an “out” transwoman, and author of Housewife: Home-remaking in a Transgender Marriage. Collier’s life was shaken when her husband told her he wanted to live the rest of his life as a woman about a decade ago. Her roles as a wife and mother were turned upside down, and even her understanding of what it was to be a woman needed rethinking. Fast forward to the present: Collier’s family now consists of her legally married parenting partner (a transwoman), romantic partner, and two teenage boys living together — harmoniously! —  under one roof.

“Looking back, I see that our commitment to living compassionate, simple, and wholesome lives guided and informed the way we grew together,” says Collier.

“There are a lot of transpeople and transfamilies in the world who aren’t safe.

Violence is born out of fear and confusion. People feel terrified when they can’t relate, and it’s going to take people sharing their stories to shift these feelings around the transcommunity.”

– Kristin K Collier

Immediately available for powerful, educational, and meaningful interviews and commentary opportunities, Collier can discuss these topics and more:

  • Her incredible story of navigating her husband’s transgender transition
  • How to cultivate love for your spouse when they come out to you with difficult truths
  • How to help kids navigate a significant life transition as parents shift in relationship to one another
  • Debunking the myths and misunderstandings of transgenderismSupport for partners in learning the skills of deep empathy and honest expression to build a stronger and more compassionate relationship.
  • Adopting radical honesty in your marriage and relationships
  • Compassionate Communication (aka Nonviolent Communication) and her practice for over 13  years in business, personal, and parenting relationships.
  • Sustainable living choices and how they played a critical role in her family’s evolution

Kristin K. Collier is an educator and writer from Eugene, OR. Her words have appeared in The Sun magazine, and her poetry is a frontispiece for Michael and Kathleen O’Neal Gear’s People of the Sea. She has been teaching Compassionate Communication since 2004. Collier and her spouse were featured in NPR’s program, Snap Judgment, in their Valentine’s 2012 edition. As well, Collier has been urban farming since 2005 and was a keynote speaker for the Eugene Permaculture Gathering in 2007.

Housewife: Home-remaking in a Transgender Marriage will soon be available in print on Amazon and at all major bookstores. 

 

To arrange an interview, please contact: Janet Shapiro phone: 856-489-8654 x320

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