ST. LOUIS, Mo. - The Board of Directors of TransParent are pleased to announce that Beth Richardson has joined their national staff as Creative Writer.
“Beth brings both heart and talent to TransParent’s Communication Team. Her commitment and dedication to our community is so evident. Having worked with Beth for only a few short months, I’ve quickly come to rely on her for a number of our written language needs and know she is open and willing to take on any challenge or request the organization throws her way. Beth’s approach to projects is insightful and with warm understanding, while anchored in skill and reliability. She’s a pleasure to work with, adds depth to TransParent’s reach, and we are thrilled to have her,” said Dawn Buckley, TransParent’s National Communications Director.
Beth is a writer of creative nonfiction, who blogs about being the mom of a transgender son. She writes as a means to process the world around her, in the hopes that sharing her stories can help others further behind her in the journey. Beth is passionate about supporting parents of transgender children (of any age), as they process their emotions and adjust to a new family dynamic.
“It is my dream that one day having a transgender child will be as common as having a child with blue eyes or freckles,” Beth said. “Until that day comes, parents need organizations like TransParent to turn to for resources and support. I am honored to work with a team of dedicated and caring individuals whose sole focus is to support transgender children and their parents. I truly believe we are saving lives and helping to keep families together.”
Beth is the mother of two young adult sons. She lives, works, and plays in the Monadnock Region of southwest New Hampshire with her husband of twenty-four years and an energetic husky. She has too many hobbies and not enough free time.
TransParent is a 501c3 not-for-profit founded in 2011 to help provide connection, support and resources to parents raising a gender independent child. They are based in St. Louis, Missouri, where they work in partnership with St. Louis Children’s Hospital. Additional chapters are located in Rochester, NY, Tallahassee, FL, Kansas City, MO, Washington DC, St. Charles, MO, Bath, ME, Syracuse, NY, Arlington, VA and Ft. Belvoir, VA. Visit www.transparentusa.org to learn more.