The idea of gender as a construct, rather than a biological trait, is not a new one. But the ways in which Americans are embracing this notion on a broad, national scale are vast and exciting. As we enter 2021, a slew of terms are now used to describe anyone who identifies as outside the bounds of traditional gender expression: gender nonconforming, gender variant, gender fluid, genderqueer, among others, all used adamantly to eclipse the gender binary. Within this context, kids’ own gender identities and their perceptions of their parents’ gender are more complicated and nuanced than ever.
How do kids, many of whom embrace this gender nonbinary, perceive their own and their parents’ gender? What are the ways in which children of nonbinary people are freed up to express themselves in a whole new range of forms? Parents, teachers, and kids are now in a place where they are ready to begin talking about these issues, ready to bring these conversations into their daily lives.
While legislation around gender and identity continues to try to keep kids from being who they are, and during a time when our world is suffering from so much pain and divisiveness, Mama Has A Mustache seeks to explore and uncover this exciting new frontier--with lightness, humor, childlike openness, and play.
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