Tag Archives: gender nonconforming

When My Son Does My Makeup

C.J. started dabbling in makeup like most of us started — with Lip Smackers and cheap, hand-me-down eyeshadow that was a free gift with purchase. A spritz of perfume here. A few coats of nail polish there. Suddenly his makeup … Continue reading

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Real Dads Let Their Sons Do Their Makeup

For years, my son has been using my wife’s makeup to give his Barbie dolls makeovers and put makeup on a life-size mannequin head he got for Christmas a while back. Then he started doing my wife’s makeup regularly, so … Continue reading

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Raising My Rainbow In The Chicago Tribune

The Chicago Tribune recently asked me and others, “When boys wear dresses: What does it mean?” “At a time when there’s increasing awareness of transgender adults, the youngest gender-nonconforming Americans are also starting to come forward. That includes the kids … Continue reading

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C.J.’s Oscars Red Carpet Reactions

On Giuliana Rancic: I’d wear that to a fancy Easter dinner. On Mindy Kaling: It looks like she was a blueberry and then she got run over right up her middle and the blueberries squeezed out her armpits. On Sam … Continue reading

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The New Gender Binary

Binary: (adj.) consisting of, indicating, or involving two. When I first started blogging about my adventures in raising a gender creative son, I wasn’t very educated when it came to gender. All I knew is that I wanted everybody to … Continue reading

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Happy 9th Birthday C.J.!

Guess who’s 9 years old today? C.J.! At the very top of his birthday wish list are: All of the mannequins from the front window of the Dior store at South Coast Plaza. A pink diamond pendant necklace from Tiffany. … Continue reading

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C.J.’s Christmas Wish List 2015

A life-size stuffed animal giraffe (Yes, he still wants this. No, he’s not getting it.) The American Girl Doll Bitty Baby with red hair and green eyes to match his (He might be getting this.) A full size, real life … Continue reading

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