Famous Speech Friday: Debi Jackson on her transgender child

The Eloquent Woman

cities this year. 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 day I let her go to school in girl clothes, she was happier than I had seen her in a very long time. The last taunt on the list becomes the speech''s conclusion: Number six.

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Public speaking vs. death

Speak Schmeak

I think I'll get into my workout clothes, so I'll be ready to go when it's time. The quoted source for this "fact" is The Book of Lists, which, even in current editions, shows a tiny blurb in the Sunday Times of London from October 7, 1973, as its source. She is a former comic actress, a Past President of the National Speakers Association Kansas City Chapter, and a certified facilitator of SPEAKING CIRCLES®,a revolutionary new approach for building speaking skill and confidence.

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