Jodi Gholson Oliver loves Peanuts (the comic), Starbucks, and her family. Her Facebook is full of all three.
So when her 19-year-old son, Jes, came to her and told her that he was going to be living as a transgender male, she took to the social media network to handle the family announcement to their community—in the coolest way possible.
There’s no way we could improve on Jodi’s original post, so we’ll just let the awesome speak for itself:
Yep, it’s true! I am proud to announce that I have given birth to a bouncing baby boy on December 18, 1994. For about 18 1/2 years we thought he was a girl, who just happened to like bugs, tattoos, flames, skulls, snakes, lizards, etc, etc. Then one day Jes explained to us that he never felt like he was supposed to be a girl, always identified more as boy and therefore planned on living as a male (a term called transgender in case you are not sure). This is something that we have all seen over the years and I am so happy that he can finally feel like the person he was born to be!
If you have any questions please feel free to ask me, as I will do my best to help you understand a concept that may be unfamiliar to you! If you think your question may be inappropriate, it probably is and I will probably not answer it!