Virtual Event: Kyl Myers Discusses RAISING THEM with Pidgeon Pagonis
We're delighted to announce a virtual conversation with Kyl Myers, author of Raising Them: Our Adventure in Gender Creative Parenting, and Pidgeon Pagonis, an artist, activist, and co-founder of the Intersex Justice Project. Tune into our Facebook page Wednesday, November 18th at 7 PM where our discussion will be livestreamed.
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.
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.
Candid and surprising, Raising Them is an inspiration to parents and to anyone open to understanding the limitless possibilities of being yourself.
Dr. Kyl Myers is a sociologist, an award-winning educator, and a globally-recognized advocate for Gender Creative Parenting. Since 2016, Kyl has been speaking and writing about Gender Creative Parenting and using their own parenting story to help the world learn about and embrace a new type of childhood. Kyl is genderqueer, uses they/them and she/her pronouns, and lives in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Pidgeon Pagonis (they/them) has slowly, oftentimes not so quietly risen to visibility as an activist on behalf of intersex people. Whether advancing intersex advocacy as the co-founder of the Intersex Justice Project, producing informational videos that go viral on Buzzfeed, creating art that centers intersex voices, appearing on the cover of National Geographic “Gender Revolution” special issue or being honored as a LGBT Champion of Change in 2015 by the Obama White House, Pidgeon has staked out a place at the fore of debates on intersexuality and otherness.
Join us on our FB page Wednesday, November 18th at 7 PM! https://www.facebook.com/WellerBookWorks/
Raising Them can be ordered through wellerbookworks.com, or by calling (801) 328-2586.
"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...