Raising My Rainbow

Raising My Rainbow

Adventures in Raising A Fabulous, Gender Creative Son

Book - 2013
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" Raising My Rainbow is Lori Duron's frank, heartfelt, and brutally funny account of her and her family's adventures, along with the heartbreak and happiness, that come with raising a gender-creative son. Whereas her older son, Chase, is a Lego-loving, sports-playing boy's boy, her younger son, C.J., would much rather twirl around in a pink sparkle tutu, with a Disney Princesss in each hand while singing Lady Gaga's ""Paparazzi."" C.J. is gender variant or gender nonconforming or gender creative, whichever you prefer. They all mean that Lori has a boy who likes girl stuf, really likes girl stuff. He floats on the gender variation specturm from super-macho-masculine on the left all the way to super-girly-feminine on the right. He's not all pink and not all blue. He's a muddled mishmash or a rainbow creation, depending on how you look at it. Lori and her family choose to see the rainbow, not the muddle. Written in Lori's uniquely witty and warm voice and based on her incredibly popular blog of the same name, Raising My Rainbow is the unforgettable story of her wonderful family as they navigate the often challenging but never dull privilege of raising a slightly effeminat
Publisher: New York : Broadway Books, c2013.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780770437725
Characteristics: ix, 278 p. ; 21 cm.


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Mar 17, 2016

"Fabulous, gender creative son". Laughable joke.

Oct 17, 2014

Sure, it's ok if boys want to wear dresses...until it's your boy. Being accepting of an abstract concept is very different from living with it and confronting your own expectations. Good for anyone interested in reading about raising kids or modern gender issues.

Geni47 Apr 08, 2014

This mother's real problem is not having a transgender child, but the family's complete buy-in to the mass media/ consumer culture of Barbies, Disney and meals at McDonald's, plus a social circle where mothers compete to stage elaborate parties for toddlers! Having a 3-year-old girl obsessed with princesses and fancy clothes would be equally alarming to a more aware parent.


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