About a Girl

A Mother’s Powerful Story of Raising Her Transgender Child
Narrated by: Rebekah Robertson
Length: 10 hrs and 25 mins
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In 2000, Rebekah Robertson gave birth to twin boys, George and Harry. But as they grew older, their preferences began to show, and by the age of three it was clear Georgie was drawn to anything that was pretty or had a skirt that could swirl.

Before long Georgie began to insist that she was a girl and became distressed that she had to hide who she really was when she started school. Soon the bullying started, and she would come home in floods of tears, begging her mother to help her. 

Rebekah and her husband, conflicted about how to proceed and overwhelmed by fear, united in their determination to help her live freely and fearlessly. To ensure Georgie had access to medical support they sought permission for her to begin puberty-blocking medication. Their case, Re: Jamie, was the start of the long road to justice for transgender children in Australia and became the basis of the 2013 landmark decision to remove the Family Court's jurisdiction. 

Georgie would go on to become one of the brightest stars of the Australian youth leadership landscape through her advocacy work. And Rebekah would found Transcend, a support network for transgender kids and their families in Australia.

Part memoir and part inspirational message of hope for those navigating a similar path, About a Girl is a thought-provoking and profoundly moving true story. Above all, it is a celebration of family and the values that unite us all.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2019 Rebekah Robertson (P)2019 Penguin Random House Australia

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Loved it. Good for anyone with a young trans child

I really enjoyed this book. The narrator had a soothing voice. My 15 year old grandson is trans and currently on testosterone and period blockers. He didn't know as young as Georgie did though that he was trans.

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  • 12-17-19

Wonderful!

Such an uplifting story of strength and love. It’s a beautiful story of knowing what is right and going for it, even when so much is against you. Well worth a listen. I think it also shows the true hardship of being a transgender child, and the strength they show just to be themselves. Love will win.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-02-19

What a story and a relatable one

Listening to this audio book firstly brought up a lot of hard memories in terms of the harsh topics discussed in the earlier chapters and as the book progressed it gave me a lot of food for thought and by the end I was in tears just because of the journey
I highly rate this book a listen and a re-listen
- Jasmine Weaver

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  • Liz
  • 12-24-19

A remarkable story of family love

This book is a love story. The love of a mother and father for their children. This remarkable story shows what can be accomplished with grit and determination against the backdrop of unfounded accusations of parental abuse of a child. Some may want to try and portray the love and acceptance these parents showed their children as something unsavoury. I would be surprised if anyone could read this book and not be moved my this remarkable display of determination. The story of one mothers (with the support of her Husband) efforts to give her trans daughter every chance possible at a future. The great love and courage shown by her in the face of bigotry, innuendo and a legal system determined to dehumanize her. If you are looking to try and understand Trans children and the struggles they face then this is the book for you. If you are looking for sordid details of perversion then I suggest you look elsewhere as you won't find it within the pages of this book.

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  • Linda
  • 11-30-19

Beautiful parents story

This is a beautiful poignant book about a family’s journey with a transgender child. I learned so much and appreciate very much that this life journey was shared for others to learn from. Thankyou