Mon, 22 Mar|
Newtown Neighbourhood Centre
Kyl Myers - Raising Them: Our Adventure in Gender Creative Parenting
Candid and surprising, 'Raising Them' is an inspiration to parents and to anyone open to understanding the limitless possibilities of being yourself. Join us as Kyl Myers discusses venturing off on a parenting path less traveled - of not being beholden to the boy-girl binary.
Time & Location
22 Mar 2021, 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Newtown Neighbourhood Centre, 1 Bedford St, Newtown NSW 2042, Australia
About The Event
“What did you have? A boy or a girl?” Kyl and Brent imagined it would be years before their child would identify with a gender. Until then…
Candid and surprising, Raising Them is an inspiration to parents and to anyone open to understanding the limitless possibilities of being yourself. Join us as Kyl Myers discusses venturing off on a parenting path less traveled - of not being beholden to the boy-girl binary.
As a first-time parent, Kyl Myers had one aspect dialed in from the start: not being beholden to the boy-girl binary, disparities, or stereotypes from the day a child is born. With no wish to eliminate gender but rather gender discrimination, Kyl and her husband, Brent, ventured off on a parenting path less traveled. Raising a confident, compassionate, and self-aware person was all that mattered.
Tickets are just $5 each - or FREE when you pre-order a copy of Raising Them: Our Adventure in Gender Creative Parenting
Numbers are limited, so get in quick.
About the Book
In this illuminating memoir, Kyl delivers a liberating portrait of a family’s choice to dismantle the long-accepted and often-harmful social construct of what it means to be assigned a gender from birth. As a sociologist, Kyl explores the science of gender and sex and the adulthood gender inequities that start in childhood. As a loving parent, Kyl shares the joy of watching an amazing child named Zoomer develop their own agency to grow happily and healthily toward their own gender identity and expression.
Praise for the Book
" Frank and compassionate ... An enlightening, much-needed resource for parents hoping ot raise their children without limitations." — Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
"An eye-opening and thought-provoking diary of a brave child-rearing adventure, an optimistic and hopeful alternative to the rigid binary gender stereotypes that govern child-rearing today." - Gina Rippon, author of the Gendered Brain
About the Author
Dr. Kyl Myers is a sociologist, an award-winning educator, and a globally-recognized advocate for Gender Creative Parenting. By day, she helps people disrupt the intergenerational transmission of sexism. After 3pm, she hang out with a rad little kindergartner named Zoomer, googling questions like “What is earwax?” and playing a game of hide-and-seek that’s been going since the Spring of 2019. You can find out more about Dr Myers' on her blog RaisingZoomer.com, and her TEDx Talk “Want Gender Equality? Let’s Get Creative,”
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Event Ticket + Book
Your ticket to the event plus a pre-ordered copy of Raising Them (combo ticket saves you $5).