When I think about the people who I consider family, they’re my constants. In life, there’s joy, there’s celebrations, there’s fear and loss and the people who are my family are people who are constant through that.
Kieran and Riley are expecting a baby together. Unfortunately, they will not receive any institutional or financial support to take paid time off from work or school. Kieran and Riley will be getting help from other loved ones to do so because they know that adding to their family will require this assistance. When it comes to helping new parents and babies thrive, they hope for all families, including trans families like their own, to have the resources and support they need, including comprehensive and inclusive paid leave.
This video was produced by This Is My Family with support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.