Jodie Patterson is a mother of five and entrepreneur living in New York. Her third son Penelope is anatomically female. In a short documentary produced by Cosmopolitan, Patterson speaks about how she raises her transgender son and what she has learned from him.
Patterson's son Penelope asserted that he was a boy at the age of 2 and she as been raising him with love and acceptance ever since. The most important lessons Patterson says she has learned through raising her transgender child are: "Winners are losers who got back up" and "Accept happiness in any form."