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 …


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 …


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 cafemom.com 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 …


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The Bunny Hop

It was Easter! It was Passover! It’s officially Spring! Though I attended not one but two Passover Seders, and dyed 6 dozen batches of eggs for an egg hunt which I conducted on my lawn, the real highlight of the spring holiday season happened for me last Thursday night, when I attended what is called in certain circles, “The Bunny Hop.” …





Baring it all on the Red Carpet: A Trip Down Mammary Lane

I usually watch red carpet events with my favorite gossipy crew (Merton, Tabitha and Cricket) who all feel perfectly comfortable saying the things many of us think, but might not actually utter for fear of being perceived as a “hater.”   “Girlfriend is taking the title of the show to heart!” I remember Merton saying when …




The Supremes: Where Did Our Love Go?

In June 1964, sweet and saucy gal super group, The Supremes, scored their first #1 hit with “Where Did Our Love Go.”

It may have been the trio’s first chart topper but it certainly wasn’t the last! This Motown classic was the first of five songs in a row to nab that top spot. These ladies kept right on going with “Baby Love,” “Come See About Me,” Stop! In the Name of Love,” and “Back in My Arms Again.”


What to Wear to Your Holiday Party!

Cricket’s been pestering me since September about throwing a holiday party so she could wear the red turban she bought in Rajasthan last summer. “Please, Isabel, please” she pleaded. Then my manager, Wesley, asked me to throw a holiday party for an entirely different reason: he wanted me to perform for all the movers and shakers and “taste makers” he said …





’60s Illustrators: a Thanksgiving Dinner Digestif

I was so insanely full after ingesting my Thanksgiving dinner, there was nothing I could do other than lie down on the sofa in my aunt and uncle’s living room and stare at their walls. Lucky for me, directly across from the sofa hung the most fabulous framed illustration. My uncle is a passionate vintage car collector, …