Parents' Guide to

New Girls on the Block

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Transgender women support each other in solid reality show.

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The series offers the opportunity for viewers to see what it means to be transgender, which is defined as being assigned a sex at birth that is different from the gender one identifies with. It highlights some of the real-life challenges transgender people experience, ranging from losing their children and legally getting fired to not being completely accepted in either male or female circles once the gender transition is complete.

The women, who come from all walks of life, describe transitioning as a difficult -- but positive -- personal experience. Although this is a good thing for them, it's not easy to watch some of their loved ones struggle to understand and cope with change. This show makes it clear that no matter which gender people identify with, we all face challenges and change in a very human way.

TV Details

  • Premiere date: April 11, 2015
  • Network: Discovery Life
  • Genre: Reality TV
  • TV rating: TV-14
  • Last updated: October 14, 2022

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