A wonderful post from the mother of an agender child. Many of us wish we had family support like this!
Full of compassion, love, and many many questions, Libby shares 5 realizations she learned on her journey to understanding her agender child.
5 Realizations From Loving My Agender Child
Even before my children were born, I chose names that could be used for either gender. Aidan, born with a female body, was very “girly” as a young child. As early as 2 years old, we were arguing over clothing choices – Aidan wanted to wear dresses, I wanted them to wear pants. I realized I was the one who hated to wear dresses, and learned to embrace this traditionally “femme” aspect of my firstborn.
As Aidan grew into elementary school age, they discovered the practicality of pants over dresses (you can hang upside down on a jungle gym at school without anyone commenting on your underwear!). The pants and tops chosen were traditionally feminine pastels, butterflies, and flowers.
During the middle school and high school years, Aidan…
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