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RaisingMyRainbow.com is a blog about the adventures in raising a fabulous, gender creative son.

Music Video Exclusive: Tom Goss’s Breath and Sound

I met award-winning musician Tom Goss when he asked our family to appear in the music video for his song “Illuminate The Dark” – a song about the devastating effects of negatively judging people based on looks and before knowing anything about them. My … Continue reading

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Telling My Son His Skirts Were Too Short

A while back I recognized a major flaw in my parenting. In letting C.J explore gender, I forgot to set the same boundaries for my feminine son that I would have set for a female child — especially when it … Continue reading

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Should I Let My Gender-Creative Son Have Co-Ed Sleepovers?

“Mom, how come I never get invited to sleepovers?” my first grader asked from the backseat as we drove home from school one day last year. “Hannah had one and then Emma had one and now Olivia is having one and … Continue reading

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8 Books That Teach Kids About the Fluidity of Gender and the Importance of Acceptance

“Transgender and gender nonconforming people (think Caitlyn Jenner or Ruby Rose) are gaining more visibility as they find the courage to come out and live publicly as the most authentic versions of themselves. Around his third birthday, my son started showing signs … Continue reading

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My Son’s Funeral Dress

When Nana Grab Bags died on Memorial Day, we immediately started planning her Celebration of Life, mostly because it felt better to be actively doing something as opposed to sitting immobilized unable to do anything. And those were our only … Continue reading

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Friday Fodder: Raising Rainbows Scholarship

During my travels around the nation speaking to different groups and organizations, I fell in love with a school in Greenfield, Massachusetts. The Center School is a progressive, independent day school that offers rigorous education for deep thinkers and creative … Continue reading

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Rest In The Most Fabulous Peace, Nana

Two weeks and one day ago, I talked to my mom (C.J.’s Nana Grab Bags) on the phone a little before dinnertime. I called her to announce that C.J. had finally lost the first of his top two front teeth. That … Continue reading

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