Gendered Clothing

I thought everyone, or everyone with children at least, knew about the differences between boy and girl section clothing — because it’s been blogged about a lot (e.g. here, here, and here).  However, I posted these photos above of T-shirts from a “girl” section vs T-shirts from a “boy” section on facebook.  My friends took… Continue reading Gendered Clothing

Gender Expression Clothes Rack

This is another provocation with which I love watching children engage! For some it is the very first time they’ve truly had the opportunity to choose their own clothes — and that’s what it’s about. Not dressing up and playing make believe, but choosing your own style, your own gender expression. From my observations, unless… Continue reading Gender Expression Clothes Rack

Red: A Crayon’s Story

The book Red: A Crayon’s Story by Michael Hall discusses being transgender through a metaphor of a crayon that has the label “red” but is actually blue.  This is a rather gentle approach to discussing gender with kids. Children won’t necessarily understanding that this is a metaphor for being transgender, but you could help them… Continue reading Red: A Crayon’s Story