Our statement in support of Rachel Rooney

Rachel Rooney

Earlier this month we published “My Body is Me!”, a book we are very proud of that promotes body positivity and seeks to encourage children to question sex stereotyping.

We believe this is an exceptional and beautifully written and illustrated resource.

As a consequence, Rachel Rooney, the award winning poet and author, has been subject to an unacceptable targeted campaign. Since the book was released the harassment on Twitter has been unrelenting.

We ask those adults on social media to consider both their motivation and the consequences of their misplaced targeted campaign of harassment; their impact not only on Rachel, but in contributing to making social media an increasingly hostile and unsafe place for women.

That a well-loved and exceptionally talented children’s poet is targeted in this way for writing such a joyful and positive book for children should give everyone pause for thought.

We are incredibly proud of “My Body is Me!”. To judge for yourself, you can order a copy here: https://www.transgendertrend.com/product/my-body-is-me/

This Post Has 12 Comments

  1. Denise Harding

    Waiting fo my copy and looking forward to seeing it.

  2. Joanne Francis

    I’ve got this book and it’s brilliant

  3. Lilith Lamont Tordenvaer

    I am am eagerly awaiting my copy here in Australia. I intend to read it on high rotation for bedtime stories with my three young daughters. I also plan to buy a stack to use as birthday gifts.

    All the haters do is show which side is truly bigoted. I have never once seen a high profile radical feminist or gender critical woman dish out the sort of absurdities, threats and slurs that those on the transactivist side do as a matter of course.

    All I can say is the worse they do, the more harm they do their cause and the more people are peak transed so this transinsanity can finally come to an end.

  4. Jo Gower

    Got my copy yesterday. I am a professional nanny
    and have read the book and had lovely discussions about it. I am passionate about child development and This is exactly the sort of message one should want to give to children.
    I’ve spent the last 30years trying to teach children to break down gender stereotypes. I’m a lesbian and a “tomboy” and often children have thought I was a boy., so I do tend to had the chats about girls can have short hair,. Boys can have long hair etc.
    So it was nice to have a book to back that up!
    It was compassionate ,sensitive and beautifully written and illustrated.

  5. Scout

    Thankyou Rachel for this brilliant book.
    I bought 2 copies sent a donation.

    Message to all reading this:

    Twitter is a hostile place for the human mind and should be avoided at all costs, as should Facebook, Instagram and all similar platforms. They are not compulsory.

    All the best for the future.

  6. charles lewis

    This is typical of this ghastly cult. Anyone who doesn’t agree with them, let alone opposes their absurd ideology, is fair game for the most vicious intimidation. This simply shows how false their beliefs are and that they know it k. So, no discussion, no debate, only endless harassment against anyone not on their side. Well, the whole of the British public is not on their side, so they better step up their campaign of intimidation.
    Incidentally, the Canadian Professor of ‘gender studies’, Christopher Dummitt, who was one of the seminal devisers, of the doctrine rubbishing biological sex, has ‘confessed’ (his word) that he got it all wrong, and that he was merely indulging in an academic game, making it up as he went along. He says it is ‘so disappointing to see that the viewpoints I used to argue for so fervently—and so baselessly—have now been accepted by so many in the wider society’.
    Vide: https://quillette.com/2019/09/17/i-basically-just-made-it-up-confessions-of-a-social-constructionist/

  7. charles lewis

    I would just add that Rachel’s book is great, just right for the schools and a welcome counter to the toxic rubbish the lobby is trying to force on our children.

  8. Hugh Esco


    Still waiting for my copy to arrive here in Atlanta. Ordered it the day you launched. Looking forward to reading it. Every one who speaks up and pushes back makes it easier for the next person called upon to do the same.

    Don’t let the bastards get you down.

    — Hugh Esco

  9. Elaine Fraser

    Ordered three – one to keep and read with my grandkids, one to pass on and one to donate to public library. Libraries are closing and those that are still open tell me they have no money for books.So when giving books to charity shops also consider donating to you local library. As a child I had no money and libraries were my sanctuary. Imagine a confused parent or indeed child or young person today , looking for help or advice , discovering this wee gem.Doesnt cost much so if you can buy an extra copy for your library .

  10. Tony Turner

    As the father of a transgender daughter, who has never satisfactorily explained why they felt it necessary to make the change aged in their mid-twenties, I have become increasingly concerned about people promoting the idea that it is Ok for young children to choose their gender. I bought this book to check its suitability for my grandchildren, and am pleased to confirm that it is great, and I will be giving it as a Christmas present to my 5 year old grandson.

  11. Ali Bee

    It’s a lovely book and you have to wonder at the agenda of those who object to it. I’m sure my granddaughter will be delighted with it.

  12. Cassandra

    My copy arrived in the mail today! It’s such a beautiful book, it made me weep. Such a refreshing and necessary message. I look forward to reading it with my kids.

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