IMAGES: COURTESY OF GREG MCGOON. In the expanding conversation around transgender issues, kids are sometimes left out — a fact that children’s author Greg McGoon seeks to help change with his groundbreaking new book, The Royal Heart. It’s the first in a series of fairy tales that will celebrate LGBT characters, as well as the first classically styled fairy tale about a trans kid. Related: 30 Photos Of Unretouched Butts, In Case You Forgot What They Really Look Like “I don’t want this book to be known as the ‘Transgender Fairy Tale,’” McGoon tells us.
At Charlotte’s Book, we’re in awe of anyone who takes control of their life, health, and well-being—especially when the results are as dramatic as Nicole Granato‘s, a Charlotte’s Book Expert Holistic Nutritionist. She suffered severe hormone imbalances in her early twenties, and doctors weren’t helping: as a newly-trained nutritionist, she took matters into her own hands, determined to re-align her body. Charlotte’s Book: How were you diagnosed with Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)? Nicole Granato: I was diagnosed with PCOS at age 22, from what was supposed to be a general check up. Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome a disorder in which women generally have a hormonal imbalance, irregular periods, weight gain, cysts on one or both ovaries, and, because of hormonal imbalance, significant effects on appearance, including severe acne and accentuated body/facial hair. I decided to take a holistic health approach, and this is what happened: I have always been what I would call healthy.