GenderCool was inspired by the powerful, positive experience of one family. Jen and John are the parents of four, including their daughter, Chazzie, (She/Her), who proudly identifies as transgender.
In 2017, their search for positive stories about transgender and non-binary kiddos like Chazzie turned up (nearly) empty. They could count on one hand the positive stories they found that focused on Who these young people are as talented, amazing leaders.
In stark contrast, it took all of five seconds to find a tidal wave of misleading, sensational, negative content about these amazing young people.
Something had to be done. Jen joined forces with friend and mentor Gearah Goldstein, an expert on diversity and inclusion, wife, parent, and proud transgender person. Together, with five extraordinary young people and their families, GenderCool was born.