Tag Archives: Gender Stereotypes

What’s In My Son’s Purse?

C.J. is very nosy and always wants to know what’s inside other people’s purses. Because it is not okay for him to peek inside the satchels of strangers, I’ve started easing his curiosity by showing him the pages inside popular … Continue reading

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Will I See You On Thursday?

This Thursday at 7 p.m., I’ll be speaking at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts, about parenting, teaching and promoting advocacy for differently gendered children.  The event is sponsored by The Center School and it’s FREE! Monte Belmonte from 93.9 & 101.5 The … Continue reading

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Friday Fodder: I’m Speaking In Massachusetts Edition

On Thursday (April 10), The Center School in Greenfield, Massachusetts, has invited me to speak about parenting, teaching and promoting advocacy for differently gendered children.   The event begins at 7 p.m. at Smith College and it’s FREE! If you’re in … Continue reading

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My Son’s Hair Stylist Is His Hero

When you have a child with special or unique needs and a stranger treats them amazingly when they don’t have to, it makes you feel so damn good. It gives you hope and restores your faith in humanity. C.J.’s hair … Continue reading

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Friday Fodder: Grayson Can Take His Backpack To School Edition

If you’ve been following the story about North Carolina’s Grayson Bruce, yesterday his school/district issued a reply: Statement from Buncombe County Schools after the meeting: We have appreciated the opportunity to meet with the Bruce family and discuss the issues. … Continue reading

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Buncombe County Schools, You’re Doing It All Wrong

Dear Buncombe County Schools, I recently read about your student Grayson Bruce being bullied for carrying a My Little Pony backpack to school.  I read that your response was that Grayson should leave his backpack at home because it is … Continue reading

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Book Giveaway: Jacob’s New Dress

We’ve added an awesome new book to our bookshelf! Jacob’s New Dress came out on March 1. We’ve been waiting for it and it didn’t disappoint. Jacob loves playing dress-up, when he can be anything he wants to be. Some … Continue reading

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Friday Fodder: Rainbows At Play Edition

One week ago, we launched Rainbows At Play – an online community where families raising gender creative kids and/or allies can connect to playdate and find fierceness in numbers.  The response has been overwhelming, exhausting and exhilarating. In the first … Continue reading

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Introducing Rainbows At Play!

It all started years ago when we went looking for other families like our own — families raising gender bending boys who like wearing skirts and playing with dolls. We came up with nothing…until we found each other.  Every day … Continue reading

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Friday Fodder: HRC and Me Edition

I was honored when the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) asked me to write about my reactions to the “Supporting and Caring for Our Gender Expansive Youth” report they released yesterday.  The report compiles findings from their recent Youth Survey and … Continue reading

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