Raising Their Rainbow and My Gender Non-Conforming Childhood and Teen Years

I wrote this back in 2013 before I came out as agender. It has more relevance now that I’ve come out. I also added a couple photos of me from way back in the day.

Fairy JerBear's Queer/Trans Musings From The City Different - Santa Fe, NM

For those of you who aren’t acquainted with the blog, “Raising My Rainbow” this Today Show segment from September is a nice introduction to her family, their gender creative child, the book about their experiences and the blog that is now embraced by many people.

image Me and my sister when we were kids living in New Brunswick, Canada

As I read the book, Raising My Rainbow I try to recall my childhood. Unlike their son C.J., I did not live in a home that nurtured any gender non-conforming behavior I might of exhibited. In fact, given a different culture and time, my behavior would not have been singled out. I don’t remember playing with dolls but their were never fabulous dolls around to begin with. My sister had some dolls but none would be called fashionable just baby dolls. I did have many, many stuffed animals which I…

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About Fairy JerBear

A disabled, trans/agender fairy bear living in the American Southwest and passionate about social justice, the environment, Trans/ LGBTQIA+ equality and combating bullying.
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