Monday, December 19, 2016

Transgender girl graces the cover of National Geographic

Avery Jackson
National Geographic has done an expansive exploration of gender and how it affects children. They interviewed nine-year olds all over the world about the role of gender in their lives. One of those is Avery Jackson:
Avery Jackson swipes a rainbow-streaked wisp of hair from her eyes and considers the question. “Everything about being a girl is good!”

What’s the worst thing about being a girl?

“How boys always say, ‘That stuff isn’t girl stuff—it’s boy stuff.’ Like when I first did parkour,” an obstacle-course sport.

Avery spent the first four years of her life as a boy, and was miserable; she still smarts recalling how she lost her preschool friends because “their moms did not like me.” Living since 2012 as an openly transgender girl, the Kansas City native is now at ground zero in the evolving conversation about gender roles and rights.
You really need to read this article in full and watch some of the videos. Christians going batshit over this cover in 5…4…3…

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