Terri Cook, co-author of Allies & Angels, a memoir about her transgender son, will deliver a lecture on Tuesday, April 4, at 7 p.m., in the Chapel. The lecture is free and open to the public.
Terri Cook and her husband and co-author Vince are the proud parents of two young men. However, for 15 years they believed they were raising a daughter. Their younger child is transgender. Allies & Angels is a story of strength, compassion and unconditional love—sharing how these parents supported their son’s transition and the lessons learned along the way. Learning their daughter was really their son, ironically, taught them who they are and who they want to be.
Terri Cook is a retired project engineer with a B.A. in mathematics and a master’s degree in management systems. After rewarding careers with Lockheed Martin, she and her husband left the company to pursue their passion for compassion, advocacy and helping create a world full of allies. Terri is now a full-time advocate, speaker and educator – sharing their story in workplaces, schools, healthcare settings and conferences across the country.
The lecture is sponsored by Rainbow Alliance and AIDS Hike For Life.