Be Who You Are

Alas, another children’s book about a trans child, this one called Be Who You Are, about a young girl who is born male-bodied.

The only thing that bugs me about this is the idea of using the term “gender non-conforming” for a child like this. On the surface of it, sure. But it’s exactly the gender typical femininity of such kids that often convinces people they are trans in the first place; if she were more of a tomboy, her trans status wouldn’t be as obvious to people, right?


3 Replies to “Be Who You Are”

  1. Right! It’s high time that people switched off the autopilot and stopped judging others by appearance alone. This issue goes well beyond assumptions about gender.

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