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Rachel Pepper is a licensed therapist who has published four books including  the IPPY award winning anthology Transitions of the Heart: Stories of Love, Struggle and Acceptance by Mothers of Transgender and Gender Variant Children and The Ultimate Guide to Pregnancy for Lesbians: Tips and Techniques from Conception Through Birth: How to Stay Sane

Rachel is also the co-author of the groundbreaking The Transgender Child: A Handbook for Families and Professionals (Cleis Press) written with Stephanie Brill. The Transgender Child has garnered rave reviews from readers all over the world as an affirming book for families who want to better understand their gender diverse or transgender child. This comprehensive first of its kind guidebook explores the unique challenges that thousands of families face every day raising their children in every city and state. Through extensive research and interviews, as well as years of experience working in the field, the authors cover gender variance from birth through college.