When Jess had a child of her own, she was conscious of the need to explain how important it is to be yourself and be a good friend, and how proud she was of Tina for being herself. Jess wrote a simple, sweet little story about a transgender teddy bear and her friends; it took off on Kickstarter, and was eventually picked up by publisher Bloomsbury. It has been published in over ten countries so far.
Join Sally Goldner, executive director of Transgender Victoria and the 2015 LGBTI Victorian of the year, as she speaks with Jess Walton and Tina Healy (Jess’s dad) about their personal journeys, broader transgender issues and the need for gender diverse books for readers of all ages.
Date: Thursday 20 October 2016
Time: 7.45 pm
Location: Brunswick Library, 233 Sydney Road (Cnr Sydney Road and Dawson Street – enter from Dawson Street), Brunswick, Victoria 3056
Cost: Free event
Register online or phone 9389 8600