"This is Coy Mathis, a transgender 6 year old living in Colorado. It just so happens that my brother is in her class at Eagleside Elementary School in Fountain, Colorado. When I asked my brother how he felt about Coy he said, “She’s got really cool hair and we play on the slides at recess.” I asked what he thought about Coy’s decision to be a girl and he said, “She is a girl. She just got the wrong body on accident.” How is a 6 year old more understanding and accepting of her than many of the adults at Eagleside Elementary?"
-Courtney (via Have A Gay Day)
It drives me up the wall when adults discriminate against LGBTQIAP+ children, ESPECIALLY trans and non-binary children, and excuse it with “well my child would be confused.”
No, children are still learning about the world every day. They can learn about ALL genders and gender expressions and experiences so easily because they have much less transphobia to unlearn first.
Children can get it. Children can understand. And Adults need to stop using children to mask their own ignorance.
When I Find It I Don’t Need It But When I Need It …Funny pictures of the day (116 pics)
Attention check forgers and children’s art collectors!
I’m happy to announce that every single preorder copy of my book will be signed by me! (My publisher assures me that this is somehow desirable.)
Always looking for art projects, I thought it would be fun if the boys “signed” the books as well. Obviously I have very little control over how many they’ll want to sign - so I can only promise that the first 1,000 copies will also come with a one of a kind crayon scrawl from the boys! Here is a picture of my co-authors hard at work on their “signatures”. My 4yo has decided it’s his job to make sure that all the words on the bookplates are unreadable and my 2yo is loving scribbling over the picture of his face. These are truly priceless works of art. Thanks again for all of your support - I think you’ll really like this book.