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Transgender Author and Bonus Parent: A Journey of Identity and Family

Transgender Author and Bonus Parent: A Journey of Identity and Family

Update: 2024-03-18
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In this episode of the Queer Family Podcast, host Jamie sits down with Miles Borrero, a trans queer yoga teacher and author of the memoir "Beautiful Monster: A Becoming." Miles shares their journey of self-discovery and transition, discussing the labels and identities they have explored along the way. They also delve into their experience as a bonus parent to teenagers and the importance of representation in queer families. Tune in for an inspiring conversation about embracing change, finding love, and redefining what it means to be a family.


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🏳️‍🌈Key Takeaways:🏳️‍🌈 


*The queer community's stories are essential for representation and can act as life-saving narratives for those who feel unseen.


*Familial transitions, such as a parent's death or one's own gender transition, can deepen connections when met with love and understanding.


*Language plays a pivotal role in identity, but it also has limitations; the nuances of self-identity often transcend simplistic labels.


*The formation of queer families often involves non-conventional paths that challenge and enrich traditional notions of kinship.


*The involvement of a non-binary or transgender parent can add a unique layer of support and representation within a family unit.


🏳️‍🌈Quotes:🏳️‍🌈


*”You cannot have too many queer stories. You cannot have too many trans stories. They're all so essential." - Miles


*”What we have in common is much wider and much more interesting than what makes us different." - Miles


*”I’ve lived as a girl, as a boy, as something in between." - Miles


🏳️‍🌈About The Guest(s)🏳️‍🌈


Miles Borrero is a trans, queer yoga teacher based in New York City. They are also a writer, artist, and storyteller. Miles has a diverse background, having lived in Brazil, Colombia during the Pablo Escobar years, and various parts of the United States. They began their gender transition around the age of 40 and have shared their experience of identity, family, and belonging through various mediums


🏳️‍🌈Resources mentioned in the episode: 


*Miles Borrero's website: milesyoga.com where you can buy their book "Beautiful Monster: A Becoming" 


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Transgender Author and Bonus Parent: A Journey of Identity and Family

Transgender Author and Bonus Parent: A Journey of Identity and Family

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