Media Appearances

Having great fun on Rational Radio with Jack Bishop! Jack didn’t know I was transgender until half-way thru the show! 🙂

I have been asked to appear on public television and radio a few times speaking on both LGBT youth issues and on the wide world of transgenderism.  It’s always flattering to be asked to appear and I confess to a few butterflies beforehand, but consider that just another growth step in learning to stay present and serve under all conditions.

Book Appearances

  • Out of Loneliness: Murder and Memoir by Mary Woster Haug, Oct 27, 2021.  Mary is a friend of our family and interviewed me for her book set in South Dakota.

News Appearances

  • “It’s not just how you look…One speech therapist specializes in the transgender voice,” David Taffet.  Dallas Voice article, January 2022.
  • “GENECIS program for trans youth shut down,” Dallas Voice article, December 08, 2021.
  • “Dallas clinic Genecis cuts care to transgender kids, halts hormone treatments for new patients”, Dallas Morning News article, December 06, 2021.
  • “Aesthetic Transition”, David Taffet, Dallas Voice article.  Sept. 2021.
  • “What form of legal discrimination will be legalized next?: Moms, TikTokers fight against anti-trans bills,” The Daily Dot article, June 2, 2021.
  • “Texas GOP platform plank would criminalize doctors treating trans kids,” Dallas Voice article, February, 2020.
  • “Counseling Office Moves to New Location,” Dallas Voice article, January 4, 2018.
  • “Allen restaurant under fire for using Bruce Jenner/Caitlyn Jenner photos on restroom doors,” Dallas Voice article, Nov. 2017.
  • “North Texas families with transgender kids support one another, wage ‘war’ against bathroom bills,” Dallas Morning News, Jul. 14, 2017.
  • “The transgender client, what MT’s should know,” Massage and Bodywork Magazine for the Visually Impaired article, March 2017.
  • “Stress, Anxiety Threaten Community,” Dallas Voice article, Aug. 05, 2016.
  • “Raising a transgender child,” DFW Child article, Feb 29, 2016.
  • “Remembering, mourning and honoring,” Dallas Voice article, Nov. 20, 2015.
  • “Caitlyn Jenner story boosts visibility of transgender community,” Midland Reporter-Telegram Article, Megan Buck, June 7, 2015.
  • “What Caitlyn Jenner means — and doesn’t mean — for transgender people of Dallas,” Dallas Morning News Article, Emma Court, June 4, 2015.
  • “Unique Books for Unique Families”, Dallas Voice Article, Tammye Nash, July 15, 2014.
  • “YFT Board Vows to Put Youth First”, Dallas Voice Article, David Taffet, Feb 8, 2013.
  • “YFT plans fundraiser to kick off Pride celebrations”, Dallas Voice Article, David Taffet, Aug 26, 2010.
  • “Stonewall Remembered at Dallas March”, Dallas Voice Article, June 28, 2010.
  • “Human resources group focuses on gender, sexual orientation bias”, Paula Burkes, The Oklahoman Article, Oct. 25, 2009.
  • “Future Pioneers”, Dallas Voice Article, May 21, 2009.
  • “Celebration and Appreciation”, Dallas Voice Article, April 02, 2009.
  • “Plane passenger remembers the day woman went missing ,” Bakersfield Breaking News, Dec. 2, 2008.  (Originally link lost.)
  • “This is Just the Beginning”, Dallas Voice Article, Nov 21, 2008.
  • “Query of the Week”, Dallas Voice Column, August 8, 2008.
  • “The Mystery of Coming Out,” Kelli Busey, Planet Transgender, August 20, 2008.
  • “We Fight Alone,” Dallas Voice Article, March 14, 2008.
  • “Girl Meets Boy” or online as “Teenage and Transgendered”, Dallas Observer Article, Sept 20-26, 2007
  • “Student Chapter Strong at SDSU,” Inside ISHM, Vol. 13, No.1, Feb, 1986.

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    “Renee Baker, a board member for Youth First Texas, addresses an estimated 1,200 people who gathered in the plaza for an LGBT equality demonstration Saturday, Nov. 15, in this photo taken from Dallas City Hall. – LAURA MCFERRIN/Special Contributor”

Radio & TV Appearances

  • Guest appearance with my FFS surgeon Dr. Jeff Spiegel, with Lauren Silverman on National Public Radio.  Click here to listen and read the story.  October, 2015.
  • Guest appearance on D’fine Your Health with Danielle Girdano, April 28, 2015.  Click here to listen.
  • Guest appearance on Think with Krys Boyd, National Public Radio, Sept. 5, 2013.  Click here to listen to the podcast.
  • Guest appearance on Your Time With Kim Nationally Syndicated Radio Show, with Kim Iverson, Dec 18, 2009.
  • Guest appearance with Wendi Bates and Jamy Spradlin on Lambda Weekly, hosted by David Taffet and Patti Fink, KNON Radio 89.3, Dallas, TX, Aug 09, 2009.
  • Guest appearance on The Jack E. Jett Show hosted by Jack E. Jett, Rational Radio, AM1360, Dallas TX, Oct 12, 2008
  • Guest appearance with Judith Dumont on The Jack Bishop Show, Rational Radio, AM1360, Dallas
  • Interview with Say What filmmaker Q Ragsdale, Denton, TX, Mar 25, 2008.
  • Interview with NTTV, University of North Texas, Denton TX, Mar 25, 2008.