Self-Deprecating Sunday (25)

The Father’s Day edition.

King’s Island in the mid-nineties. Dad and I took on “The Racer,” front car. Not exactly the park’s scariest roller-coaster, but for me it was a big moment. I came prepared by wearing my sister’s Les Jesus t-shirt. With the big Daddy at my chest and my own dad at my side, I knew I was going to be okay. And I was! I had a blast!

Thanks to Dad for always encouraging me to be bold, be myself, and to enjoy the ride. Happy Father’s Day!  I love you.

Published by jody sparks

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!

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