Emma – 60 Minutes

Powerful: a little girl’s transgender story

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About The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap

The year 1895 was filled with memorable historical events: the Dreyfus Affair divided France; Booker T. Washington gave his Atlanta address; Richard Olney, United States Secretary of State, expanded the effects of the Monroe Doctrine in settling a boundary dispute between the United Kingdom and Venezuela; and Oscar Wilde was tried and convicted for "gross indecency" under Britian's recently passed law that made sex between males a criminal offense. When the news of Wilde's conviction went out over telegraphs worldwide, it threw a small Nevada town into chaos. This is the story of what happened when the lives of its citizens were impacted by the news of Oscar Wildes' imprisonment. It is chronicle of hatred and prejudice with all its unintended and devastating consequences, and how love and friendship bring strength and healing. Paulette Mahurin, the author, is a Nurse Practitioner who lives in Ojai, California with her husband Terry and their two dogs--- Max and Bella. She practices women's health in a rural clinic and writes in her spare time. All profits from her book are going to animal rescue, Santa Paula Animal Shelter, the first and only no-kill shelter in Ventura County, CA, where she lives. (see links below on Ventura County Star Article & Shelter) To find out more please go the The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap on facebook or Amazon or e-mail us at the gavatar addresses. Thank you. (photos: of Paulette, her family, and a reading at The Ojai Art Center, July 2012)
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22 Responses to Emma – 60 Minutes

  1. seeker says:

    That is a wonderful and informative show. Thank you for sharing. The actions of the parents is very commendable from the start. I am glad that Emma is getting all the support she needs at a tender age.

    It’s very interesting the physiology of a human body. We have one woman in Vancouver who is a transgender who signed up for the pageant. She was disqualified but she fought for her grounds. She is very beautiful. She won the case, reinstated in the pageant but did not win. In my mind, she is already a winner.

    Thank you , again, Paulette.

    • Yes, the parents are very loving, accepting, and I feel for them and the loss they’ve experienced to give their little girl a chance at happiness. This one moved me deeply, on so many levels.

      You are so right that the transgender you wrote of is already a winner!

  2. What a lucky little girl to have such understanding and loving parents. My heart goes out to them all. Hugs

  3. WordsFallFromMyEyes says:

    I watched this. It was amazing, wasn’t it. I think the parents – both – are marvellous. Emma is brave and absolutely knows her self regardless of common perception. It’s a wonderful story of who are we to say who another IS/may be.

    • I was blown away by Emma and so inspired and moved by her parents. So much pain and joy in this one but it’s such a wonderful thing that they listened to her, honored her, and did what they did so she could be happy. If only there were more parents, people, like that. Hugs to you!

  4. Wow. I too wish them all the best. I appreciated the mom’s honesty, and her so powerful love.

  5. To be so young and so certain–how can anyone argue with that? The most important thing is for her to have a good life. Thanks for the share, Paulette.

    • She really was amazing in her certainty and how she answered that last question about who she was. And, you are so right that what’s important is for her to have a good life. Luckily her loving/accepting parents have started the process beautifully. 🙂

  6. gita4elamats says:

    Wonderful parents, brave kid! 🙂

  7. fournier0917 says:

    So much to endure the chile and parents, on that road to arrive at what must be a horrendous procedure to achieve that change. Unbelievable need and courage. JJ

  8. 68ghia says:

    Can’t imagine being in a situation like that…
    Thanks for the reblog P!

  9. cindy knoke says:

    Powerful and moving!

  10. Clanmother says:

    The is a moving and life-affirming. A courageous little girl.

    • Very courageous. More so than I am and to that she is an incredibly teacher in let the world see who you are, in a straight self-confident loving assertion. I am deeply taken by this story. So very happy to share it with you, my lovely friend. 🙂

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