It Feels Good to Be Yourself: A Book About Gender Identity

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It Feels Good to Be Yourself: A Book About Gender Identity

It Feels Good to Be Yourself: A Book About Gender Identity

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And with a book that’s perfect for our first Pride Month review: It Feels Good To Be Yourself: A Book About Gender Identity, written by Theresa Thorn and illustrated by Noah Grigni. Giving kids and adults a hopeful model for discussing (and embracing) one another's gender is just one of the gifts offered by this valuable narrative. This sweet, straightforward exploration of gender identity will give children a fuller understanding of themselves and others. It would be much less confusing, and more accurate, if it actually said that you were assigned boy at birth because traditionally boys have a penis and girls do not. Indeed, some see it as promoting forms of conversion therapy (which is formally the case in Iran of course).

Theresa is the cohost of the parenting humor podcast One Bad Mother and the coauthor of You’re Doing a Great Job!They also have friends like Alex – who is both a boy and a girl – and JJ, who doesn’t feel like either. All in all, It Feels Good to Be Yourself: A Book About Gender Identity is a wonderful children's book about the concept of gender identity told in a sweet and child friendly manner.

I'm glad this book exists, and I do think it's a good resource- I'm just not sure how engaging a child would find it, because it's not a story, it's a set of explanations of terms. She lives in Los Angeles, California, and It Feels Good to Be Yourself is her first book for children. Bought this for my kids (4 and 8) and it really helped them understand gender dynamics and the importance of identity. Not only that, but this will help kids to understand themselves as well, if they feel different from those around them. Their art ranges from vibrant watercolor illustrations, to meticulous anatomical drawings, to promotional graphics for activist groups.This picture book belongs in every school and library: it is not just essential for those with gender nonconforming children in their lives, it is also a critical tool for discussing issues of gender identity and expression in a way that is empathetic, respectful, and affirming. but for those kids who feel isolated and unseen because something inside them doesn't quite fit it can open up an entirely new world. I loved the artwork, which is done by a non-binary illustrator (and the words are written by the parent of a trans child). They are looking for recruits to their own disturbed and unhealthy belief system, and they are feeding into and often funded by an unethical, weakly regulated market for drugs and surgery worth enormous sums of money.

The back of this book provides additional information, terminology, and talking points for parents to explore, but even there, the author never models how to define gender itself, or how to encourage children to see past meaningless stereotypes without assuming that they are transgender. These objections are sometimes associated with bigotry around alternative sexualities, but that is a distraction, because many gay and lesbian voices are no less outraged at this form of gender theory. This book is woefully inadequate, and I'm glad that it didn't exist to confuse me when I was a child. She is a transgender girl; when she was little, everyone thought she was a boy, but when she was old enough to speak for herself, she let everyone know the truth. I think one of the easiest selling points is actually the title because it's such a perfect statement that encapsulates so many parts of identity.

This book provides no real explanation or context for what gender means, why it is significant to people, or why anyone would feel a need to identify as something other than their sex at birth. Noah Grigni’s colorful illustrations are beautiful, inclusive, and representative of the diversity in the queer community.

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