Pink is for boys . . . and girls . . . and everyone! This timely and beautiful picture book rethinks and reframes the stereotypical blue/pink gender binary and empowers kids-and their grown-ups-to express themselves in every color of the rainbow. Featuring a diverse group of relatable characters, Pink Is for Boys invites and encourages girls and boys to enjoy what they love to do, whether it's racing cars and playing baseball, or loving unicorns and dressing up. Vibrant illustrations help children learn and identify the myriad colors that surround them every day, from the orange of a popsicle, to the green of a grassy field, all the way up to the wonder of a multicolored rainbow. Recommended for ages 4-7. #pinkisforgirls#pinkisforboys#pinkisforboystoo#pinkisforeveryone#genderbinary
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LGBTQ+ children’s literature is powerful and important genre for ALL children and families. LGBTQ+ children’s books teach children about human rights and humanitarian values. They encourage children to be inclusive, empathetic and treat everyone with respect. As well as provide education and exploration of important topics like identity and gender. LGBTQ+ children's book can also increase self-esteem by teaching children how to positively view their identities and how to value everyone around them.⠀
We believe SO strongly that LGBTQ+ children's books should be on every child's shelf, that we've partnered with the authors and publishers of our most recent blog post "9 LGBTQ+ Children's Books that Should be on Every Bookshelf" -LINK IN BIO- to give away a copy of each of the books listed in the post to ONE lucky winner. That's right you can win a complete LGBTQ+ children's library for your home or child's classroom.⠀
Simple. All you have to do is:⠀
1. Regram the above image and the entire caption between the arrows below on your IG:
➡️”I believe LGBTQ+ children's books are for everyone. If you do too, REGRAM this image + caption and TAG three other parent friends and you could win a copy of these 9 LGBTQ+ children's books:
- Mommy Mama and Me⠀
- Daddy Papa and Me⠀
- Jerome by Heart⠀
- Donovan's Big Day⠀
- Are You a Boy or a Girl⠀
- Pink is for Boys⠀
- Heather has Two Mommies⠀
- Pride: The Story of Harvey Milk & ...
- Sparkle Boy"
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Good luck everyone! ⬅️
To anyone who questions my unwavering loyalty to the colour pink, do some research! It started off as a masculine colour, so I’m only taking back what’s rightfully mine! Let me be completely clear where I stand, where whatever FUCKING colour you want as long as it makes you happy and you can freely express yourself! ✌🏻R
In the early part of the 20th Century and the late part of the 19th Century, in particular, there were regular comments advising mothers that if you want your boy to grow up masculine, dress him in a masculine colour like pink and if you want your girl to grow up feminine dress her in a feminine colour like blue.
This was advice that was very widely dispensed with and there were some reasons for this. Blue in parts of Europe, at least, had long been associated as a feminine colour because of the supposed colour of the Virgin Mary's outfit.
Pink was seen as a kind of boyish version of the masculine colour red. So it gradually started to change however in the mid-20th Century and eventually by about 1950, there was a huge advertising campaign by several advertising agencies pushing pink as an exclusively feminine colour and the change came very quickly at that point.
📚Thanks to @kidlitexchange #partner for this review copy of Pink is for Boys - Written by Robb Pearlman @robbpearlman Illustrated by Eda Kaban @petiteturk and Published by @runningpressbooks - All opinions are my own!📚 I love everything about this book! Ask my husband, this is a hot issue for me, lol! As an early childhood educator and mother (of boys and a girl) I try really hard to teach children that each color is beautiful in its own way; they each have purpose and they do not belong to a particular gender. I really wish I could walk into more stores and see lots of color choices available for everyone instead of a section of pink and purple sparkles for girls and a drab section of earth tones for boys. And I'm not just talking about clothes but toys too. I wish they would sort stuff by type, not "gender"- like all shorts over here, all shirts here, all building toys here, all pretend play here... I could go on. It makes me cringe whenever I hear a young child say, "I don't like that color... Its a (boy/ girl) color" or "you can't wear that, it's a girl color" Children don't come about these opinions on their own. They come to this conclusion by the toys that are presented to them, by what adults tell them, and what that see on tv and movies. This book is simple and yet powerful and can open up discussion. The illustrations also represent several different types of kids as well which makes me love it even more ❤ It's definitely on my wishlist now. ❤💜💛💚💙💖💟🖤 Published June 2018- Available now on Amazon- here's my affiliate link: https://amzn.to/2Ihl4fH 🖤💟💖💙💚💛💜❤ #kidlitexchange#bookstagram#bookreview#childrensbook#igreads#kidsbooksofig#colors#picturebook#pinkisforboys#pink#diversityinbooks#representationmatters#robbpearlman#letthembe#boysandgirls#gender#whatwearereading#edakaban#charactered#childrensillustration#runningpresskids
Just ordered this book! Thanks for sharing, @teachloveandicedcoffee !! I have had many past (boy) students love the color pink, and have heard "pink is for girls!" many times, too! Can't wait to share this with my students and reiterate how important it is to JUST BE YOU! 💕📚#onlyoneyou#pinkisforboys#kindergarten
She decided what she would wear for the first time yesterday, at 2 and almost four months. I laid out her jean overalls (which were favorites of mine that my mom saved). With assertion and convention, she directed, "NO OVERALLS. I WEAR MY SKIRT."
Her grandfather recently bought her first "tutu." I have reservations about jumping on the tutu/princess train. For one, the princess models we have don't exactly have the best track record for being confident, independent, smart females, so my hesitation lies in wanting my daughter to have aspirations that are more than tulle. So far this has been easy. We've never had a tutu in the house, she has two older brothers who currently dress more like males than females, and her classmates are Carrol Gardens understated.
To my genuine shock, when the tutu arrived, she shrieked, patted it, called it her "Elsa dress" and laid her head on it for fear it might escape. Great. In addition to respect for my father in law, Skyler loved the tutu. It was staying.
I almost said, no, you're wearing the overalls. But I realized I couldn't do that. If I desire to raise children to express themselves however they choose, I must be alright in whatever that way is, even if it's pink tulle.
Here's some of what I"m still wrestling with, though.
She received more comments yesterday about her physical appearance than she ever has before. What do those messages do to 2-year-olds? And females at that? I'm afraid they reinforce positive affirmation linked only to material possessions and outward appearances. I'm no expert, but one thing I try to do, with my children others, is greet children with something about their personality.
"Good morning S, you seem very confident this morning." Or, "Hi, B, wow you look smart today!" How do you tackle this? Is there any way to avoid the rush of tutu attention?
I'm also wrestling with the reality that her fond association with the skirt is because she associates it with what Princess Elsa wears. Yes, I am the one who showed her Frozen (and showed, and showed and showed).continued below in comments. 🔽
❤️ So important to open the minds of our kids to diversity and expression. This book is all about colours and what they’re used for- emphasising that there are no separate colours for boys only or girls only.