Photo by Janet Donovan
Katie Couric at National Geographic
Katie Couric at National Geographic

“Ellie’s transition brought us together because it was a choice we made together, something we had to do together,” Ellie’s mother Vanessa Ford told Hollywood on the Potomac at National Geographic’s DC Premiere Screening of “Ellie’s transition brought us together because it was a choice we made together, something we had to do together,” Ellie’s mother Vanessa Ford told Hollywood on the Potomac at National Geographic’s DC Premiere Screening of Gender Revolution: A Journey with Katie Couric. “We thought we had a son who really liked dresses. On our son’s fourth birthday I told our child ‘you are my favorite princess boy’ and he looked at me and said, Mom, I’m a girl in my heart and my brain.  “We live in Washington, DC in the Brookland-Woodridge area. We have a beautiful daughter Ellie who is almost six,” said Vanessa’s husband JR who have been together for eleven years and have a really strong bond.  “We wanted to participate in the documentary because we felt that we could share our story and portray a good understanding of what it means to be transgender – our story as parents with a transgender kid.”. “We thought we had a son who really liked dresses. On our son’s fourth birthday I told our child ‘you are my favorite princess boy’ and he looked at me and said, Mom, I’m a girl in my heart and my brain.  “We live in Washington, DC in the Brookland-Woodridge area. We have a beautiful daughter Ellie who is almost six,” said Vanessa’s husband JR who have been together for eleven years and have a really strong bond.  “We wanted to participate in the documentary because we felt that we could share our story and portray a good understanding of what it means to be transgender – our story as parents with a transgender kid.”