What Proud Looks Like

Thank You, Karina Mugele, for the AMAZING photos!

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Jody Sparks Mugele spent her first career in marketing writing and leading teams of writers and editors. After her son came out as transgender in 2015, she dedicated herself to advocating for the rights of the LGBTQ+ community. For two years, she led the Indianapolis regional chapter of PFLAG, a nationally renowned LGBTQ+ advocacy group. She has given many conference talks about parenting trans kids, healthcare in the trans community, and suicidality among LGBTQ+ youth. And with GenderNexus, an Indianapolis-based advocacy organization, she created programming and led support groups to work with parents to help their children through all aspects of gender transition. She recently moved to Northeast Georgia where she is excited to develop opportunities to continue to strongly and proudly advocate for LGBTQ+ members of our society. She also LOVES kitschy Christmas crafting!

10 thoughts on “What Proud Looks Like

  1. What a beautiful family and such gorgeous photos!! All of you must be so proud. Congrats and best of luck on your new adventure!


  2. Great pictures. Thanks for sharing. It’s so cool how you both support each other in pursuing your individual dreams.

    1. Thanks, Christy! It’s not weird. It is my goal to make people cry over all photos on my blog? Sad, moving, hilarious or otherwise. (And, Kari will appreciate it too.)

  3. Jody my oldest and dearest friend,

    I can’t believe that you guys made it thru. I know it was rough and there are many more rough roads ahead but you now know that you can make it through anything. I am so excited to know a doctor personally:) And thanks so much to Kari for the AWESOME pictures! What a great way to document such an accomplishment. And let me just say that Ella looks exactly like her Momma. I had to do some triple takes to make sure I hadn’t just gone back 20+ years to our childhood. So congratulations Mugele Family and Good Luck on the roads ahead. I love you all !!


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