A Trans-Kid Activist & Mother Of 5 (!) Invites Us Into Her BK Brownstone

Written by Katie Hintz-Zambrano
10:00 am
03/30/16

PHOTOGRAPHED BY BELATHÉE PHOTOGRAPHY

Motherhood is all about being thrown curveballs. And we can’t think of anyone who understands this better than Jodie Patterson, the beauty entrepreneur behind DooBop, a site that’s expanding the beauty horizons for ladies of color, and all-natural hair and skincare line Georgia NY. Not only is the gorgeous 45-year-old a mother of five (Nain, 25, Georgia, 16, Cassius, 10, Penelope, 8, and Othello, 6), she has become an advocate for the transgender community (especially trans kids) after her third child, Penelope, revealed that he was actually a boy, right around his third birthday. And to make her family even more interesting, she decided to add an additional child (a 19-year-old, mind you) via adoption after already juggling four biological children. She explains it all in fascinating (and truly inspiring) detail right here, while also showing off her eclectic Brooklyn brownstone. Trust us: If you read anything today, make it this.

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Anna

Holy smokes, what a beautiful person, inside and out. I love her candidness and self awareness. What a fantastic interview. Thank you.

Ellen

Super inspiring. More posts like this, please.

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Megan

This interview rocks. This is one of the most original mothers you have interviewed so far in my opinion. Also I am SO happy when Mother shares stories of mothers of color; more please! Also would be great to do interviews with mothers of smaller economic means- I’m sure that they have photo-worthy homes and styles as well!

Betty McNair

Beyond interesting-but you are interesting people. The brownstone is beautiful.

Amy

This woman rocks.

Katie

Wow! This is my favourite interview yet! What a real and uplifting story of a beautiful family!! More like this please Mother Mag

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