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Singer Ezra Furman Announces She is a Trans Woman & a Mom

Ezra Furman is coming out.

On Wednesday (April 21), the 34-year-old musician proudly took to her Instagram to announce that she is a transgender woman and a mom.

“I wanted to share with everyone that I am a trans woman, and also that I am a mom and have been for a while now (like 2+ years),” Ezra wrote along with several photos of herself, including one photo with her child.

“About being a trans woman: for my own reasons I have been hesitant to use these words, especially the ‘woman’ word. I have often described myself as non-binary, which maybe is still true (I’m just gonna sit with that question for the moment),” Ezra continued. “But I’ve come to terms with the fact that I am a woman, and yes for me it’s complex, but it’s complex to be any sort of woman. I am very proud to be a trans woman and to have come to know it and be able to say it. This has not been an easy journey.”

Ezra continued her message by opening up about being a parent.

“About being a mom: there’s enough said in public about the magic of parenthood. It is beautiful and holy and I love it—that’s all on that subject,” Ezra wrote. “I have not yet mentioned in public that I’m a parent because I have been afraid of being judged and grilled about it as if it’s anyone’s business other than mine and my family’s.”

She continued, “But. I’m telling you I’m a mom now for a specific reason. Because one problem with being trans is that we have so few visions of what it can look like to have an adult life, to grow up and be happy and not die young. When our baby was born I had approximately zero examples that I had seen of trans women raising children.”

“So here’s one for anyone who wants to see one,” Ezra concluded her message. “I’m a trans woman and a mom. This is possible. I never dreamed it was possible to be happy and self-realized and trans and uncloseted, and also become a parent. But it is and I am doing it. Because trans people deserve to pursue the lives we want, on our terms. That’s all for now. More music to come before long.”

Ezra‘s song “Love You So Bad” was featured in the first season of the Netflix series Sex Education. Last year, her song “Every Feeling” was featured on the show’s second season soundtrack.