school counselor Terri Miller, who is transitioning from male to female, said she and her colleagues have been inspired by the book and how it teaches them the value of respecting all people.
“This is a book that has given me a tremendous amount of comfort, a lot of pride, a sense of belonging,” Miller said.
“I feel very much connected to people, and to the people I work with, and that is something that is very important in this day and age,” Miller added.
“There is a lot more to this book than what you’re going to read.”
She said the book also helped her as a woman who was transitioning from a man to a woman.
“It was really empowering for me to know that there was a place in this world where I belong,” she said.
Miller said the message of the book was not about women being the only ones who needed to take care of their children, but rather how a mother could be part of the solution.
“Our world is a harsh and unforgiving place,” Miller wrote.
“And we have a duty to help those in need.”
Miller has also worked with the Pennsylvania Department of Education to create an “Awareness and Awareness Program” for women and children in the state.
“The book is really a wake-up call to all of us that there are so many more opportunities than just a gender-neutral education,” Miller, a senior educator at the Pennsylvania State University-Wilmington, said.
The program aims to provide “the most inclusive educational experience possible for students, staff and parents.”
“I want my students and my staff to feel valued and supported in our schools, not to be judged for their gender identity or their gender expression,” said Miller, an assistant principal at South High School in West Chester, Pennsylvania.
“What I see as the most important lesson of The Way We Are Now is that gender expression is a privilege, not a right.”
The Way You Do Now is the latest in a series of books by authors, activists and educators aimed at addressing gender inequality.