Roxanna Asgarian (December 1, 2017). How a Pearland Mom Changed Her Life to Save Her Transgender Child. Houstoniamag.com (Archive)
Lisa Marchiano (October 6, 2017). Outbreak: On Transgender Teens and Psychic Epidemics. Tandfonline.com (Archive).
Y.C. Orozco (August 8, 2017). Pearland mom speaks out against bathroom bill in PSA. Chron.com (Archive)
Chuck Lindell (August 1, 2017). AT THE CAPITOL: Faith leaders rally against transgender bathroom bills. Statesman.com (Archive)
Chuck Lindell (July 21, 2017). Texas Senate committee approves transgender bathroom bill. Mystatesman.com (Archive)
Mike Snyder (July 17, 2017). Teen member of Pearland school board does his homework. Houstonchronicle.com (Archive)
Joey Guerra (June 12, 2017). Premiere: Houston gospel singer Billy Dorsey honors Orlando victims with ‘Pulse’. Chron.com (Archive)
Kimberly Shappley, as told to Breanne Randall (Apr 13, 2017). I Had 4 Boys — Until One of Them Told Me She Was Really a Girl. Goodhousekeeping.com (Archive)
Emily McCombs (March 2, 2017). Christian, Conservative And Parenting A Transgender Child In Texas. Huffingtonpost.com (Archive)
Shelby Webb (February 23, 2017). Federal reversal on transgender students highlights divisions. Houstonchronicle.com (Archive)
Notable Quote: “Now Shappley has gone from the being the embarrassed mother of a gender-nonconforming little boy—who likely would have grown up to be gay—to being the heroic mother of a very pretty gender-conforming girl.”.