The Gift of Gender Authenticity | Jean Malpas | TEDxAsburyPark

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As society is becoming more welcoming of diverse gender identities, kids are becoming more vocal about gender expression and parents are bumping into novel challenges as their kids explore “gender expansiveness.”

Jean Malpas aims to open up the binary so kids feel welcome discussing their authentic selves and genders.

Jean Malpas is a certified psychotherapist and the director of The Gender Family Project of the Ackerman Institute for the Family (, which provides comprehensive multidisciplinary services for gender-expansive children, transgender adolescents, their families, and communities. He is a globally recognized expert on gender issues and is a regular on-air speaker for MSNBC, CNN and other news outlets.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

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5 Responses

  1. Cynthia Frank says:

    This guy is a parasite. I know him personally. Do what he says and you will spend the rest of your life in therapy with him for a substantial fee. You'll have lots of spare time to see him since you will become eternally unemployed. écrasez l'infâme

  2. catherine hyde says:

    The wisdom in this talk is moving. As the parent of a trans child, this brought me to tears, echoing my experience, struggles, fears, journey and joy. Jean Malpas, your are such a gift to families like mine. Thank you so much. And yes, our children are indeed a gift. I, too, have a beautiful child.

  3. Matte90 says:

    tedx talks have you even study biology or genetics?

  4. Stíofán Ó Riain says:

    Real eyes realize real lies.
    Leave the kids alone.

  5. Maxence Tiss0 says:

    Very interesting and moving talk, thank you.

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