Aug 16, 2018
Today I’m talking with Cindy about her approach and mindset to Lesbian parenting. I met Cindy last year and we’ve become good friends since then. She’s a cute brunette with a beautiful smile. She is the mother of 2 adorable preschoolers that she co-parents with her ex-wife. Every time I hear Cindy’s life story I’m struck with a sense of admiration her resilience and courage. Her sense of humor, her growth mindset, her social network and her community are all resources that she pulls from to lovingly and realistically parent her twins. Cindy is resilient because she’s connected to people and communities who love her and her children. This isn’t a story of a lesbian struggling to co-parent her twins on her own; Cindy is more than that. She’s a beautifully complex woman, a mother, a lesbian, a professional and a latina who is thriving on her own terms in a beautiful life that she is constantly recreating.
This is one small part of Cindy’s full story of a rich and complex life that gives us some insight into how Lesbian parents thrive in spite of adversity and shows us how we can continue to protect lesbian families. This interview shows us that we can protect Lesbian families in 4 ways 1) creating safe communities that protect LGBT couples and their children so that they don’t experience discrimination 2) Help LATINX LGBT folks stay connected with their families because la cultura cura, we need family to feed us some sopita every now and then 3) Friends are important. Find a tribe of YOUR people that have your back and are there to support you and 4) Your mindset matters when you’re a parent. Humor and having a sense of hope will help your children adjust to change and stress AND This is, I think, is Cindy’s secret sauce.
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