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Famous Speech Friday: Debi Jackson on her transgender child

The Eloquent Woman

cities this year. Mothers get five minutes or so on stage, and cover every topic under the sun. In Kansas City in May, Debi Jackson''s turn at the microphone captured listeners all over the world as she described her 6-year-old transgender daughter''s transition from boy to girl at age four. The talk moves from internal feelings and a situation contained within their home to the moment when the changes happening became public: Eventually we couldn''t hold her back.

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