II absolutely respect and adore this mother’s willingness to step up on behalf of her ‘different’ child. Aren’t we all different anyway? Some of us just allow it to seep into the outer layers, clearly visible to everyone. I believe these children – these people – these human beings who are just like us – are teaching us all a little something about being comfortable in our skin. They are lighting our way into living the truth of who we are, feeling empowered as we stand up and just let it be. We don’t have to flaunt or fuss, but we can grow with grace into feeling liberated and ‘whole’ just by being OURSELVES. Bravo to you, C.J. – and to you – C.J.’s parents. Thank you for inspiring us all. xoxoxo
I don’t know you and I won’t know you until after Labor Day, but I just wanted to take a minute to introduce myself and my son to you. I’m C.J.’s Mom and my son C.J. is gender nonconforming. I used to shy away from telling people that before they got a chance to meet my awesome child, but, over the years I’ve found that it’s better to tell some people right up front — especially his teachers. Plus, he has told me that he prefers for me to make the announcement ahead of him. So, there you have it.
Please don’t think that I’m crazy or that my son is crazy or that we are weird. It’s okay to think that we are different. We are different, we own that and hope that people will see us being different and come to realize that our version of different…
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