Jo Hirst is a former Primary School teacher who wrote Australia’s first picture book for transgender children, The Gender Fairy.
Growing up in a family that didn’t believe in gender stereotyping, Jo’s mother was a builder who liked working with her hands. Her father was an English teacher with a talent for story telling.
Jo is passionate about writing books that challenge some of the stereotypes in our society and allow all children to see themselves represented in literature.
She lives by the seaside in Melbourne, Australia, with her partner and two sons. One of whom is transgender.
Explore the site of the highly acclaimed children’s book “A House For Everyone”. Experts have praised this work and it’s potential help and educate transgender children, their peers, educators and parents.
The Gender Fairy is a simple story about two children who find relief in finally being heard. Of two children who are taking the first joyful steps toward living as their true selves. Order your copy of this highly acclaimed book here.