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Jan 29Liked by Cody Cook-Parrott

Yes yes! Queer gender euphoria is the best and most joyful thing. Cody, i know it had been and will still be hard, but I am also so fucking happy for you in the joy you’ve already found from this.

And for the rest of us readers and students, maybe we all agree to gather Cody’s well-worn and beloved books from our shelves and tape over the spines and title pages to correct the name?

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YESSSSSSSSSS - cross the old name out I love it - that you sweet Jenna xoxoxo

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I've got three of them waiting at my desk to get altered later this afternoon 🖤

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Jan 29Liked by Cody Cook-Parrott

Hi Cody! A long time reader and student here 👋 got tears in my eyes reading this -- very proud and excited for you!

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thank you sweet Jordan!

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Jan 29Liked by Cody Cook-Parrott

WE LOVE CODY!!! ♥️🎉🔥

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Cody Cook-Parrott.. it echoes with magic. Your magic. It brings tears to my eyes. So thankful for your generous sharing of who you truly are.

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Jan 29Liked by Cody Cook-Parrott

hi cody!!! it looks so good as your blue xo signature <3

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so funny it was almost a year ago I had Lukaza draw that for me "just in case" - the case has come!

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so glad it is here!

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Jan 29Liked by Cody Cook-Parrott

i love you cody! thank you for blazing the trail, for showing many other artists/humans of all kinds that this is not only possible, but the best choice you can make for yourself and your art. i’m excited for all of the people who have also been afraid to change their names because of xyz finally feel the permission & acceptance they’ve needed. <3 xo forever friend

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ugh thank you for this reflection my friend, means so much to me

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Jan 29Liked by Cody Cook-Parrott

thanks for being here cody🌀🐚🤘

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Jan 29Liked by Cody Cook-Parrott

HELLO CODY

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another miracle!

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Jan 29Liked by Cody Cook-Parrott

love u cody 💓🪞

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love you back

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Jan 29Liked by Cody Cook-Parrott

Cheers and blessings, Cody! I teared up when I got to the text from your mom and the part about your family. Wow, that such families exist. Wow. As for the 101 stuff, I'm heading over to at least two essays I can think of where I mentioned you and will change your name there. So many hearts!

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wow that means so much that you'd go back and edit! so many little surprises today in what feels affirming. thank you dana xoxoxoxo

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hi Cody! thank you for sharing this, your work, and yourself with us 💛

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Thank you for putting your work and your words into the world, Cody! 💖

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Jan 29Liked by Cody Cook-Parrott

Three cheers for Cody!!! Cody Cody Cody!

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Jan 29Liked by Cody Cook-Parrott

Hi Cody! 💘 My heart goes out to you for aligning with what feels right to you. My middle name used to be my mother’s name; we are totally estranged, and she was a terrible mother and I always hated having her name as my middle name.

People would ask what my middle name was, or I had to write it in the million simple but crushing ways on paperwork or online forms or literally anything. It felt like dying too. When I was 27 I went to the courthouse and changed it to “Marie,” a name that came to me over and over, and I later discovered was the middle name of two important-to-me aunts on each side of my family. I remember the first time I picked up a library book hold, and there was my new name printed in big, bold black letters, I was so emotional. I never get tired of seeing it. One of the best decisions I ever made, to choose myself. May you breathe easier now, even amidst the scariness.

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Thank you for sharing this <3 These stories have filled me with so much comfort. I can't wait to see my name on my license!

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Jan 29Liked by Cody Cook-Parrott

Part of being an "old timer" is that you've lived your life authentically and practice loving kindness with every person you possibly can. At least that's my version. You are courageous and strong and will find so many eager to help you make this change. I promise. Our roles in life are constantly morphing. Mother, wife, divorcee, writer, teacher, aging...this is part of something natural but hard. Like life. xxxx

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love you Molly!

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Jan 29Liked by Cody Cook-Parrott

Like others, this made me tear up. It also just feels right on this side, too. Hi Cody! <3

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