Paria Hassouri, MD, is a pediatrician, mother of three, and transgender rights activist. She is a public speaker and has written articles for multiple media outlets, including the Los Angeles Times, the Washington Post, and the Huffington Post, and presented stories on stage through Expressing Motherhood. A proud Iranian-American, she spent her formative years in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She published her memoir Found in Transition: A Mother’s Evolution during Her Child’s Gender Change in 2020. She can be found through her website pariahassouri.com and on Instagram(@laparia) and Twitter(@pariahassouri).