Two Spirits, One Heart: A Mother, Her Transgender Son, and Their Journey to Love and Acceptance

Two Spirits, One Heart: A Mother, Her Transgender Son, and Their Journey to Love and Acceptance

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“Marsha shares her journey from fear and uncertainty to acceptance, support, and unconditional love of Aiden as he reconciled his gender identity…I recommend their co-written memoir Two Spirits, One Heart.”—George Takei

In the first book of its kind, mother, educator, and LGBT activist Marsha Aizumi shares her compelling story of parenting a young woman who came out as a lesbian, then transitioned to male. Two Spirits, One Heart chronicles Marsha's personal journey from fear, uncertainty, and sadness to eventual unconditional love, acceptance, and support of her child who struggled to reconcile his gender identity. Told with honesty and warmth, this book is a must-read for parents and loved ones of LGBT individuals everywhere.

“Marsha and Aiden’s moving story of confronting and overcoming fear—and of the love and deeper bond that emerge between a mother and her son because of that profound journey—shows how all families can accept each other’s humanity. I was deeply inspired by the honesty, awareness, and healing found in these pages.”

—Rea Carey, Executive Director of the National Gay & Lesbian Task Force
About the authors: Marsha Aizumi is an educator, motivational speaker, and advocate for the LGBT community. She serves on the National Board of Directors of Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG). You can visit Marsha online at www.marshaaizumi.com

Aiden Takeo Aizumi is a committed activist for LGBT rights. In 2010, he was honored as a youth leader with the Paul A. Anderson award from the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force. He currently serves on the PFLAG National Transgender Gender Non-conforming Advisory Council. Aiden is also pursuing a bachelor's degree in education.

Title:Two Spirits, One Heart: A Mother, Her Transgender Son, and Their Journey to Love and Acceptance
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781936833184
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    Two Spirits, One Heart: A Mother, Her Transgender Son, and Their Journey to Love and Acceptance Reviews

  • Dalyn

    I loved this book, could relate to Marsha as a mother wanting the very best for her son and going through every emotion from fear to joy as he transitions into the strong man that he is. Very educatin...

  • Lori Perkins

    This heartwarming memoir of love and acceptance highlights the difficulties that comes with coming to terms with what you are uncomfortable with, in Aizumi's case her transgender son. The unconditiona...

  • Dorothy

    Easy to read but very honest. What a journey! Thank you, Marsha and Aiden, for sharing your stories with us....

  • Susan

    moving enlightening...

  • Shirley

    I know a couple who have really struggled with themselves over their daughter who came out as a lesbian, later transitioning to a male, who is now the father of a child s/he also gave birth to. I read...

  • willowdog

    As her daughter embarks on coming out and finally transitioning to male, the mother writes a surprisingly candid, honest, and sincere account of her coming to terms with her child's decision and her e...

  • Patrick Oblander

    Aizumi gives us the mom's perspective on her transgender child's transition, and her own transition from a soft-spoken mother to an advocate. When she told her son how raising her voice was uncomforta...