Alec and Hilaria Baldwin are the definition of opposites attract, and together they have one unique family. On their new podcast, they're having real conversations about issues that matter. All to help inspire positive dialogue in the world. Together with friends, specialists, authors and doctors , they'll discuss relationships, marriage, parenting and more to help us listen and learn about each other. Because What's One More of the thing you love most in this world, be it family, friends, meals, or anything that you cherish, when you're trying to motivate the world to accept one another.
This week, Hilaria and Alec Baldwin chat with Jodie Patterson, an author, activist, mother of 5 and Chair of the Human Rights Campaign Foundation Board, the largest LGBTQAI+ advocacy group and political lobbying organization in the United States. Jodie is also on Mount Sinai’s Institute for Health Equity Research Task Force, the Advisory Board of the Ackerman Institute’s Gender & Family Project, and Mount Sinai’s Center for Transgender Medicine and Surgery Advisory Board. The United Nations has recognized her as a Champion of Change.
At the age of 3, Jodie Patterson's son announced, "Mama, I’m not a girl. I’m a boy." As a result, Jodie wrote the book, “The Bold World: A Memoir of Family and Transformation” which was published in 2019. Her new book is titled “Born Ready: The True Story Of A Boy Named Penelope."
In this conversation, Jodie discusses what life is like as the parent of a transgender child. She talks about how her family reacted and grew through this experience and gives advice to parents who might be navigating similar complicated waters.