Kate Brookes (a.k.a. Transister Mom) is an award-winning TV reporter/anchor turned producer/filmmaker, who has interviewed everyone from Beyonce to Barbara Walters, field produced for The Discovery Channel, written for Today.com, and emceed galas, live events, and webcasts for non-profits and Fortune 500 companies.
An activist since her teenage years, Kate has devoted countless hours to the causes she supports, including mental health, housing justice, and anti-gun legislation. But it wasn’t until realizing she’d completely botched the birth announcement for her twin boys that she became active in LGBTQ causes.
Now, the mom to one 13-year-old son and one 13-year-old transgender daughter, Kate is engaged in the trans community in NYC and nationwide, producing videos for the Ackerman Institute’s Gender and Family Project, serving as a resource to parents of trans kids from California to Connecticut, and fielding questions from journalists, camps, and schools. With this new website…and some other upcoming projects, Kate is formalizing her role as a trans ally and advocate and brining her humorous, yet heartfelt messages of hope, acceptance, and fashion do’s and don’ts to a larger audience.