Zoomer: El pequeño al que sus padres decidieron no catalagarlo “niño” ni “niña”

Así como lo lees en el título, quizás un poco increíble pero real.

Hoy te presentaré la historia de Zoomer, un pequeñín de 2 años de edad, quien está siendo criado por sus padres en Utah sin identificar su género.

Hi! We’ve made quite a few new friends since Alex Morris’ #THEYBY article came out in @NYmag and @TheCut this week. We want to introduce ourselves to you and welcome you into our world! I’m Kyl, Zoomer’s mom, Brent is Zoomer’s dad, and Zoomer is our incredible little toddler. Brent and I practice gender creative parenting. We didn’t assign a gender to Zoomer, we don’t disclose their sex to people who don’t need to know, and we use gender-neutral pronouns for Zoomer (they/them/their). We actively work to provide Zoomer with an environment that celebrates their individuality. We expose them to all kinds of toys, clothes, colors and activities and we encourage their interests and self-expression. Parenting this way has certainly reduced Zoomer’s experiences with gendered micro-aggressions and stereotypes. Additionally, we actively strive to teach Zoomer about diversity, inclusion, equality, autonomy, and social justice. We are able to do this with an amazing network of supportive and loving family members, friends, and caretakers. We are very proud and confident about our decision to raise Zoomer this way and we felt a responsibility to be a resource for people who are interested in learning more about gender creative parenting. As you’ll see, there is virtually NO negativity on our account. We are proud of the community we have cultivated here and we intentionally created a space that is accessible, respectful, kind and fun. We’re happy you’re here. Check out our website RaisingZoomer.com and my TEDx talk (google “Kyl Myers TED talk”). We hope you find what you’re looking for. Feel free to DM us with your questions. And if you feel so inclined, we’d love to know more about you! ⭐️ What’s your name, where are you from, and what brought you here? ⭐️ 💕 – The Courtney-Myers Family

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Su madre Kyl es socióloga, mientras que su papá Brent es diseñador gráfico y todo esto se dio cuando la pareja decidió NO revelar el sexo de la criatura para evitar con esto que lo llegaran a clasificarlo o señalarlo con grupos.

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Por eso, hoy día vive sin saber el calificativo de si es “niña” o niño“.

Today at Liberty Park, Zoomer got involved with a bunch of kids running a Pancake House. (I asked for a burrito, but was told they only serve pancakes). Zoomer was responsible for mixing the pancake batter (bark). There was a kid sweeping and every 3 minutes they said the store would be closing in 15 minutes, it was a fun infinity loop. One child kept challenging me with addition questions, “what’s 2,000 plus 800,000?” (which I nailed, thank you very much). But my favorite moment was when one kid ordered pancakes and asked how much they were and the *cashier* said “ten dollars.” And then the young customer plopped a pine cone down on the counter and said, “I’ll give you ten thousand dollars instead.” And my heart melted as the young ones were generously paid for their hard work! Then, another kid asked for pancakes but said they didn’t have any money, and the cashier said it was no problem, and gave them some bark pancakes for free. And I thought, that’s exactly the type of world I want to live in – one where strangers work together and become friends and where people pay what they can afford and are never turned away, and I genuinely think that’s the type of world these kids are going to grow up to build. I give five stars to the Liberty Park Haus of Pancakes & Social Justice 🥞 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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De hecho, a través de un blog, la familia Myer habla de la crianza de su pequeño a quien llaman “Z”. “Decidimos no asignarle un género a Zoomer y solo saben su verdadero sexo familiares cercanos”, agrega su madre.

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Desde su nacimiento, “Z” vivió rodeado de varios juguetes y se viste sin limitaciones, tanto así que por momentos, hay quienes piensan que es niño o niña.

Ante la elección del niño, sus padres aseguran que será capaz de elegir y crear su propia personalidad, cuando comience a experimentar y divertirse en lo que le guste. Por eso, creen que escogerá su género cuando tenga, más o menos, 3 o 4 años.

Zoomer Coyote, you’ll be two next month. You are the most amazing child I could have ever hoped for. You are so silly, which is one of my favorite things about you. From the moment you wake up, we’re interactive audience members of the Zoomer Show. You throw your blankets and stuffed animals out of the crib and turn in dizzying circles while making funny sounds like “blubalopalobulab” until you fall down. You laugh, get up, and do it again. You’ve become more picky about what you’re wearing. Daddy will start putting a shirt on you and you’ll say “No” with vigor so daddy has started to give you options so you can choose your own outfit. When I picked you up from school, your teacher told me you were very interested in your friend’s painted toenails and pulled on their toes. So I painted your left foot pink and your right foot teal. You were fascinated by the process and seem to like your colorful toes. You are so friendly and you say hi and wave to everyone. I love when you say “HALLO!” to people. You sound German. You love your Elmo and your baby “Daphne.” You could live in the bathtub. You’re still a big fan of things that *go* – trucks, busses, helicopters and trains. You like mango, and reading “Coco.” You love to find everything that’s purple and say “purple.” It is a fun word. You’re very tall and tower over some of your friends. But you give them hugs and dance and laugh with them and you (kinda) share toys with them. You’re getting a lot better at cooperating when we brush your teeth. You even want to brush our teeth. We love you so much, Zooms, and we are so happy we get to love on you and be a part of your world every day!

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“Simplemente, creemos que no es cosa nuestra tomar la decisión en su nombre”, concluyen.

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