For Stephanie Burt, a Harvard professor, transitioning genders has been more gradual--which many transgender and genderqueer people can probably relate to, as the transition doesn't necessarily occur…in one "Ah-ha!" moment. Stephanie Burt, formerly known as Stephen, is "one of the first out transgender people to serve on the faculty of the prestigious university," according to The Forward, where she recently wrote an essay about her experience. Burt's essay is refreshingly open and honest, starting off saying, "As many of you know,… >> Read More
Over the past few years, Target has focused on being more inclusive when it comes to kids' accessories and fashion. In a world full of nuance, especially when it comes to gender, moving away from…"girls wear pink and all butterflies" and "boys wear blue and all trains" type of mentality is welcomed. Last week, Target announced that they’re discontinuing some of their brands. However, the good news is the store will now be carrying a super amazing gender neutral line of children’s clothing and accessories--and they're teaming up with Toca Boca to do… >> Read More
Normally when babies are born, they are assigned a gender. One baby, however, was born without being assigned a gender in Canada. Their name is Searyl Atli. In Searyl's case, their birth…certificate reads “U” for "undetermined" or "unassigned." How did this come about? Well, Kori Doty, Searyl’s parent who identifies as non-binary trans, chose to keep their child's gender off official records, because Doty believes in raising Searyl without a gender binary. Doty told CBC: "I'm raising Searyl in such a way that until they have the sense… >> Read More
“This is a toy for girls,” the woman told us, pointing and indicating that we should pick that one.
I was puzzled. A toy for girls? What would that be?
We were at a county fair. There were…a variety of stands at the fair, including some run by charities. At the charity stalls, you could donate money and in turn get a chance to win a prize. Since we want our daughter to learn about what charities do and about choosing which charities to support, we decided to go to several of… >> Read More
Every school has a dress code, regardless of whether's a private or public school. Some dress codes, however, should be broken. I say this as a former teacher who had to actually enforce…policies--but why, for instance, would a school ban shorts in hot weather? That just seems cruel. For the schoolboys at Isca Academy in Exeter, UK, they protested their school's ban on shorts by showing up to school in skirts, according to Devon Live. How brilliant. Where they did get the idea from? One of the teachers who joked… >> Read More