Jen Huckman and her husband Tom are the proud parents of three healthy and active teenagers, including their middle child, Sarah.
Sarah and her identical twin brother were born in Cambodia and joined their adoptive family in the United States at 8 months of age.
Sarah transitioned to her authentic self in the 7th grade. Like many families with a transgender child, she and her family have advocated to ensure Sarah is treated with dignity and respect in school, sports and all aspects of life.
In High School, Sarah was just like most of her classmates: when not in class, she enjoyed spending time with her friends and as a 4-sport athlete, participating on her high school’s Nordic Ski, Winter Indoor Track, Spring Track and Cross Country teams.
Sarah is often invited to speak about the importance of protecting transgender youth from discrimination. As a political activist, she served 3 years on the New Hampshire Legislative Advisory Council and was instrumental in the passage of legislation that explicitly extended New Hampshire’s nondiscrimination protections to transgender people.
Sarah is active as a YouTube vlogger and was recently featured in the award-winning documentary “Changing the Game” about transgender high school athletes.
Currently in her first year of studies at the University of New Hampshire, Sarah sings with the acapella group Wild Tones, and serves as a Campus Ambassador for GLAAD.
The Huckman family, along with many chickens and two goats, live in West Ossipee, New Hampshire, where Jen works as a Municipal Clerk, and Tom is a self-employed welder and machinist.
Jen and Sarah Rose will take part in the M.A.D. Love segment, moderated by The Boston Globe’s Meredith Goldstein, in which three Mother-And-Daughter pairs will share the stage to talk about life, love, challenges and how they have learned to see the world from each other’s perspective.
Youth Poet Laureate
Producer & Director, Netflix Series: "Self Made: Inspired by the Life of Madam C.J. Walker"
Former White House Social Secretary, Activist, Community Organizer
Chief Marketing Officer, John Hancock
Attorney General of Massachusetts
CEO & Chairman, Hill Holliday
Journalist & Anchor, WBZ-TV
Musician, Songwriter, Composer
Pulitzer Prize-winning Reporter, The Washington Post; Author, "A Very Stable Genius"
Former EPA Administrator; President and CEO, NRDC
Reporter, The Washington Post
Terrie & Bradley Bloom Artistic Director, American Repertory Theater
Gold Medal Gymnast & Advocate
Writer, Political Activist, Feminist
Co-founders and CEOs, theSkimm
The Boston Globe's Meredith Goldstein will be moderating the M.A.D. Love segment, in which three Mother-And-Daughter pairs will share the stage to talk about life, love, challenges and how they have learned to see the world from each other’s perspective.
M’Girl’s percussive based hand drum songs blend harmonies into a contemporary gospel style, reflecting both their cultural practice and their personal story of home. Led by Renae Morriseau, their music reflects their personal journeys and cultural world views held respectfully by each M’Girl living within the urban environment of the lower mainland of British Columbia, Canada. M'Girl will be performing along with Sheila Maracle, the Toronto-based composer and singer for their song Eyes Wide Open.
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