How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world. —Anne Frank


  • One Mom’s Powerful Letter to Ivanka Trump About Her Transgender Daughter Isabel Rose went to an Ivy League school, married a smart Jewish man, and has a penchant for Jimmy Choo heels. She also has a transgender daughter. Here, she pens a moving letter to Ivanka Trump. Originally published by Isabel Rose Feb 27, 2017 in Harper’s Bazaar Dear Ivanka, My name is Isabel Rose and I bet if we played a quick game of Six Degrees of Separation ... Continue reading
  • Transgender child’s mom: love your kids, period Originally published by Isabel Rose March 28, 2017 on CNN Editor’s Note: Isabel Rose is a novelist, screenwriter, actress, and singer. She is the author of an open letter to Ivanka Trump about her experiences parenting a transgender daughter. The views expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author. (CNN)Four years ago on a summer afternoon in late July, I was making cucumber soup in ... Continue reading
  • The World Sent Me Hate Mail About My Transgender Kid – and Here’s Why I Welcome It Originally published by Isabel Rose March 2, 2017 on Shortly after I published my open letter to Ivanka Trump, in which I asked her to consider the plight of parents and their transgender children, I heard back from a reader with the following advice: “Prepare for hate mail. Ignore it.” Sure enough, the emails started pouring in, and while most were supportive, a clear contingent ... Continue reading