Tag Archives: Gender

The Coachella Classmate and DragCon Unicorn

C.J. was very “nervous-excited” for his big presentation. He took a bubble bath with lavender bath salts to calm his nerves. He decided to leave his hair down and put some mousse in it to accentuate his curls. He put … Continue reading

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The End Of The Year Violin Recital Dress Code Debacle

This school year has been a shitty one and I really just want it to be over. But, before that can happen we have a lot to get through. Two open houses. Three potlucks. A play. A class science experiment. … Continue reading

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My 11 Year Old Was Just Dumped By His Best Friend Because He’s Gay

This piece originally appeared on HuffPost. My son C.J. lay in my arms all night. He cried until a restless sleep found him, then he whimpered rhythmically. If I moved away, he moved toward me so that our cheeks were … Continue reading

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School Responds to My Son’s Request to Stop PE Sex/Gender Segregation

Last week, C.J. wrote a letter to the three PE teachers who rotate working at the elementary schools in his school district. In the letter, he explained that he doesn’t think they should segregate students by sex/gender during PE class. … Continue reading

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I’m A Boy And Some Girls Are Stronger Than Me

We were on our way to C.J.’s parent-teacher conference when he said he had something to tell us before we got to the school. I panicked for a moment. No parent wants a surprise announcement on the way to (or … Continue reading

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Our Month in Review: November 2017

Following are highlights from our month on Instagram. Click here for all of the months’ pictures, thoughts and happenings. If you’re on Instagram, be sure to follow me. “You’re a boy!” “Baby!” “Pink is for girls only!” “Loser!” “You suck!” … Continue reading

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Why Didn’t You Tell Me Your Son Was A Boy?!?!

Chase started high school in August. Weeks before that, he joined the football team and began training. Our house quickly became a popular hangout spot for Chase and his new friends/teammates – which is what Matt and I have always … Continue reading

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