What Do You Get When a Boy Dresses Like a Girl? Acceptance!

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myprincessboyAs a girl I liked to wear clothes that could be considered “boyish”. I received no judgment or questioning just love and support from my mom who let me dress myself at 3 years old. Why should it be different for little boys who are drawn to wear colors and things that sparkle and flow?

This segment from the Seattle show, New Day NW, celebrates four year old Dyson Kilodavis. Dyson’s family and school embrace his wearing of “girls” outfits and love him for his authentic self-expression and innate creativity. Cheryl Kilodavis, Dyson’s mother, has written a book about her son and their experience called My Princess Boy (A mom’s story about a young boy who loves to dress up).  This story gives insight into what our culture would look like if we supported youth for who they are and not for what they look like.  You’ll be blown away by this video!

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