In The Den with Mama Dragons

Just the FAQS with Lori, Shauna, and Neca

February 13, 2023 Episode 7
In The Den with Mama Dragons
Just the FAQS with Lori, Shauna, and Neca
Show Notes

In this episode of In the Den, Jen joins past guests Lori Davis, Shauna Jones, and Neca Allgood to answer a handful of frequently asked questions regarding parenting an LGBTQ child. 

  • How can I be sure my child's identity isn't just a phase, and could I cause harm by supporting them if it is?
  • How can I help my child come out to extend family when they're ready?
  • How do I prepare my child for the difficult questions that people will ask them?
  • Why do I feel so sad?
  • Why can't they choose an easier path?
  • How do I know if I’m providing enough appropriate support for my child while I’m still trying to learn and process through my own generational teachings

Special Guests: Lori Davis

Lori is a mother to four boys. Parenting her third son Zach, who had a gender nonconforming childhood and now identifies as gay, sent her on a journey looking for support and resources. She found Mama Dragons when Zach was a teen.  The support and education there helped her to affirm and celebrate her son. Lori has previously served on the board of Mama Dragons and is currently serving on the PFLAG SLC board.

Special guest: Shauna Jones

Shauna has been an active member of Mama Dragons since 2015. She hates winter, yet still finds herself living in the state of Idaho. Shauna has a husband, three young adult children (one of whom is transgender), a one eyed black lab, and an exuberant golden retriever puppy. Shauna serves on the board of Affirmation: LGBTQ Mormons, Families, and Friends, providing support for parents of queer children and running the youth conference portion of the annual Affirmation International Conference. Shauna loves running and all things rainbow.

Special Guest: Neca Allgood 

Neca Allgood is the mother of a transgender son. She is a former President of Mama Dragons, a current Mama Dragons board member, and a former board member of Affirmation: LGBTQ Mormons, families, and friends. Neca and her husband own a small engineering consulting company. She has a PhD in Molecular Biology. 

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