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Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Allow me to intoduce...


This blog will introduce you to my amazing courageous kid and our family. Born 12 years ago, natally female - Anneke is gender fluid, and currently deciding which gender s/he would like to become. For anyone who has known A. this is not a shock or recent discovery. Before s/he could speak s/he would rip the dresses of her body. The quintessential "Tom-boy". From age three onward s/he had often referred to herself as male, and is currently toying with male names and images of herself as an adult. For any of you also raising gender fluid (often called gender variant) children, you know the issues - bathrooms, bathing suits, schools, puberty, hormones, depression....you know the issues. A. supports this blog, and will read and approve every entry. As you will learn, s/he is one of the most inspiring and courageous kids you will every meet. As you can imagine, we have been parenting without a map for the past 12 years - I hope through this blog to share some of our challenges. We, her dad and I, have by no means done everything right, but we have tried...as every good parent does.
Welcome to our story.

2 comments:

  1. Very glad to see you both blogging. And great photo of A.! This is a beautiful opening post for what is sure to be a wonderful blog. xoxo

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  2. Hi,

    Just wanted to let you know how amazing I think your blog is--and Anneke. I'd love to communicate further with you, if you are available. I can be reached at rosajurjevics@gmail.com

    Thanks,
    Rosa

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