I want my daughter to live unapologetically in a world free of gender expectations, including mine

I want my daughter to live unapologetically in a world free of gender expectations, including mine

Then a few months into kindergarten she began to say things that concerned me. When asked if she wanted to play soccer, she said, “Girls don’t play soccer, that’s for boys.” Instead of drawing dragons, she began to design dresses; she asked me if I’d teach her to sew. She began to favor princess costumes, ignoring the space suit in her closet, and the dragon with long furry teeth. She began to ask, “Do I look pretty?”

She asked for high heels for her 6th birthday, then for a wig.

By  E.J. Levy, for The Washington Post

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