Rebekah Robertson OAM is an author, actor, advocate for transgender rights and proud mother of Georgie Stone. Her recently released book About A Girl (Penguin) charts her experiences raising her transgender daughter from birth through to adulthood and catalogues her family’s appeal before the Full Court of the Family Court of Australia and then to the Federal Parliament to remove harmful and discriminatory laws.
‘A remarkable document of an Australian civil rights landmark and a moving testament to the ferocity of parental love.’
– Benjamin Law.
‘This is a story of tremendous courage, compassion and hope. It’s a story of personal sacrifices, enduring pain and dogged determination that underpin any civil rights movement.’
– Jill Stark.
In 2012 Rebekah founded Australia’s first parent led peer support network for the families and carers of trans and gender diverse children and adolescents. Transcend provides information, community connection, advocacy and raises funds for the Royal Children’s Hospital Gender Service through it’s RCH Foundation Auxiliary.
Rebekah’s perspective on parenting, advocacy, human rights and the healing power of tea is refreshing and honest. She is able to convey complex and highly personal moments in a way which promote understanding and connection.
“Whatever your child experiences in life, we don’t get to choose that as a parent. We don’t get to pick and choose which challenges our kid is going to face or not, we just have to step up when the moment comes.”
– Rebekah Robertson, 2018 AFL Pride Game
Rebekah and Transcend have been nominated for several awards. She is the 2019 GLOBE Straight Ally of the Year. In 2020 Rebekah received a Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) for her work as an advocate and ally for the trans and gender diverse youth in Australia.
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