Pediatrics For Transgender Kids; ‘Pay What You Can’ Yoga Studio; Illinois Politics
On the 21st: We recap the latest in Illinois politics with WBEZ's Dave McKinney and Natasha Korecki with Politico. Plus, what does it look like to operate a business where customers can pay whatever they want? But first, we heard from a transgender teen about what it was like to come out to her entire school, and what effective pediatric care looks like for trans youth.
A transgender teen from Peoria shares her story, including opening up about her gender identity in front of her entire school.
We discuss the challenges of being young and transgender, including finding a pediatrician.
We talked with Abby Parmelee, 18-year old transgender woman from Peoria and Dr. Lisa Simons, physician of adolescent medicine at Lurie Children's Hospital and Assistant Professor at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine.
"It was very moving. It showed me that even people who don’t understand transgender people could understand transgender people." @A_parmelee on coming out to her high school in Peoriahttps://t.co/6pSEH5QVnB@CassHerrington pic.twitter.com/DwZ8iFOenS— The 21st (@21stShow) June 18, 2018
Alaina Hampton says in a lawsuit that House Speaker Mike Madigan sabotaged her career for accusing one of his campaign aides of sexual harassment. Last week a federal judge heard her case. Her lawyer, Shelly Kulwin on ABC7 Chicago, spoke with us today about the case.
We also heard about some of the biggest stories in state politics from the past week.
"She was someone who was a mentor to young reporters, who was to me...she was a tough woman, and just a really great role model in every way."— The 21st (@21stShow) June 18, 2018
—@natashakorecki, on longtime @wttw journalist and triathlete Elizabeth Brackett, who passed away yesterday. #twill
A Peoria yoga studio is making their practice more accessible by letting people pay whatever amount they can. They say it helps subsidize classes for those who can’t afford it. We talked with yoga trainer Aaron Dickerson and the owner of SoulSide Healing Arts yoga studio, Hannah Ramlo.
"Moving through a yoga class and experiencing the body in the present moment is beneficial in allowing yourself to heal," says @hannahramlo of trauma informed yoga.— The 21st (@21stShow) June 18, 2018