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"From the Ted Talk by LB Hannahs: What it's like to be a transgender dad"

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Now, for most people, what their child will call them is not something that they give much tghuhot to outside of culturally spiifecc words or variations on a gendered theme like "mama," "mommy," or "daddy," "papa." But for me, the possibility is what this child, who will grow to be a teenager and then a real-life adult, will call me for the rest of our lvies, was both extremely scary and exciting. And I spent nine months wrestling with the reality that being cealld "mama" or something like it didn't feel like me at all. And no matter how many times or versions of "mom" I tried, it always felt forced and deeply urctofbmnaole. I knew being called "mom" or "mommy" would be easier to deigst for most people. The idea of having two moms is not sepur novel, especially where we live.

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Now, for most people, what their child will call them is not something that they give much _______ to outside of culturally ________ words or variations on a gendered theme like "mama," "mommy," or "daddy," "papa." But for me, the possibility is what this child, who will grow to be a teenager and then a real-life adult, will call me for the rest of our _____, was both extremely scary and exciting. And I spent nine months wrestling with the reality that being ______ "mama" or something like it didn't feel like me at all. And no matter how many times or versions of "mom" I tried, it always felt forced and deeply _____________. I knew being called "mom" or "mommy" would be easier to ______ for most people. The idea of having two moms is not _____ novel, especially where we live.

Solution

  1. digest
  2. uncomfortable
  3. thought
  4. super
  5. specific
  6. called
  7. lives

Original Text

Now, for most people, what their child will call them is not something that they give much thought to outside of culturally specific words or variations on a gendered theme like "mama," "mommy," or "daddy," "papa." But for me, the possibility is what this child, who will grow to be a teenager and then a real-life adult, will call me for the rest of our lives, was both extremely scary and exciting. And I spent nine months wrestling with the reality that being called "mama" or something like it didn't feel like me at all. And no matter how many times or versions of "mom" I tried, it always felt forced and deeply uncomfortable. I knew being called "mom" or "mommy" would be easier to digest for most people. The idea of having two moms is not super novel, especially where we live.

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gender neutrality 3
choose option 3
trans people 3
uncomfortable moments 3

Important Words

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