Catherine Hyde, Founder, Navigating What’s Next

Seventeen and a half years ago, you may recall, John and I welcomed home a happy and healthy baby boy whom we named, with great pride, after both of our fathers: William Thomas Hyde Gullucci. Such a happy baby was Will! And within a few years, it became obvious that Will was not your average boy child. In play and dress, he preferred pink, sparkly and feminine. At the age of four, Will explained to me that something
had gone wrong in my belly and he was supposed to be a girl. You see, our sense of our own gender shows up very, very young, and in some rare cases, it does not agree with our body parts.