It Feels Good to Be Yourself: A Book About Gender Identity

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It Feels Good to Be Yourself: A Book About Gender Identity

It Feels Good to Be Yourself: A Book About Gender Identity

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You can change your choices at any time by visiting Cookie preferences, as described in the Cookie notice. They also have friends like Alex – who is both a boy and a girl – and JJ, who doesn’t feel like either. Theresa is the cohost of the parenting humor podcast One Bad Mother and the coauthor of You’re Doing a Great Job!

I loved the artwork, which is done by a non-binary illustrator (and the words are written by the parent of a trans child). Theresa Thorn is the cohost of the parenting humor podcast One Bad Mother and the coauthor of You're Doing a Great Job!

Perhaps the most insidious is the misleading appeal that we learn to be kind to people who are different, an appeal to our good nature that works to disarm our critical faculties; seeking out the truth and opposing a harmful ideology does not entail being unkind or intolerant to its victims. If we had to wait for babies to talk before understanding such basic, fundamental human biology as the sex of a baby, medicine and surgery would be a pretty haphazard affair. Alex and JJ are non-binary, and just like there are lots of ways to be a boy or a girl, there are lots of ways to be non-binary as well! The weirdest thing about this book is how it's like, "Rosie's parents thought she was a girl, but she's actually a boy," without explaining what either of those words mean or why these concepts are significant in society.

Taking a concept that is often overwrought or misconstrued and simplifying it down to its core elements, this child-friendly look at the spectrum of gender covers a lot of ground without ever feeling overwhelming or confusing.Children are invited to examine their own gender identity as easily as they examine their favorite color or food. Especially wonderful is the way the illustrations explore further elements, such as diversity, intersectionality and non-gendered clothing and play, giving kids and parents even more avenues to discuss all the wonderful ways we can be different.

That disregards millennia of what it has meant to be human, and suggests that gender is solely a construct of the mind and has nothing to do with bodily anatomy. She is a transgender girl; when she was little, everyone thought she was a boy, but when she was old enough to speak for herself, she let everyone know the truth. As an elementary teacher I've seen kids struggling enough with the divide between reality and fiction that this book will just confuse children and give them adult language far before they are ready to hear it.

This book provides no real explanation or context for what gender means, why it is significant to people, or why anyone would feel a need to identify as something other than their sex at birth.



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