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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

My handsome kid



Aaaaand......we're back!!!


Well, its been a long time since I posted, and for that I apologize. One thing I have learned in our travels in the past few years is that parenting a teenager (or two) is challenging....parenting a trans teen is more than just challenging...it can be exciting, terrifying and joyous all in one. It can also be private and personal, and blogging about your teenagers' journey through dating, sex, heartbreak and hormones seems too personal. Now that Cory is 17, turning 18 in January, we decided to start again, and tell you more about his journey.

For those of you who have not have the honour of meeting my incredible son, Cory is mature beyond his years, kind, political, articulate, smart and still a damn good hockey player. He has become a fierce advocate for transgender and gender non-conforming young people, speaking at conferences and become an integral educator within the Vancouver School Board. He has attended the Nike LGBT sports summit for the past two years trying to affect positive change for LGBT athletes across North America. Like other super hero's he still has his day to day life of high school, hockey and hanging out with friends.

Cory's dad and I have split up and he has moved back to his home in Holland, we moved into a cute house in East Vancouver near his still amazing high school; his sister Molly is now 13, looking 17 and started high school this week.  We are all happy, healthy and thriving. We laugh every day and the trials and tribulations of our unique family. We joke that someone should do a reality show about us....lucky you, if you read this blog, you are witness to our crazy reality.

Saturday, May 18, 2013

My star Cory

http://bc.ctvnews.ca/mobile/vancouver-takes-a-stand-against-homophobia-1.1286923

Sunday, May 12, 2013

My Amazing Cory

http://vimeo.com/m/64751285

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Cory's TV debut

I'm so proud of Cory. He was asked by Breakfast Television to come on with Dr. Metzger and myself to discuss his transition. He continues to impress me with how brave and articulate his is.

http://video.citytv.com/video/detail/2142109533001.000000/jody-talks-with-cory-oskam/