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Monday, March 22, 2010


Parents of younger gender variant children often ask me about many issues related to raising a gender non-conforming child. I have no greater wisdom than any other parent, but I do offer wisdom learned from the trial and error parenting we have stumbled through over the past 13 years.

One of the best decisions we ever made was to get Anneke a puppy for her 9th birthday. Her name is Zoe. She is a labradoodle - an yes that is an actual breed of dog. Animals don't care what you wear, or how you express you gender. They love...unconditionally. When Anneke got Zoe s/he needed that love more than ever. As you can see from this picture, her dog makes her happy even on the darkest loneliest days.

1 comment:

  1. I read every word of ever post and most leave me speechless with awe and emotion.
    This post is no different - I am prompted to comment, however because I have never seen Zoe before. She's so cute. And I've never seen a black labradoodle before. She looks like a big Lucy!