2 Years Ago My Facebook Post Went Viral

Here’s More of Our Backstory, and What Happened Next

A screenshot from Scary Mommy, one of the first media outlets that reported on our story going viral
A promotion from the company Primary, featuring CJ (from Raising My Rainbow), the child who inspired my child to find their own authentic self and label.

Fear and Uncertainty: The 2016 NC Political Climate

McCrory’s “Common Sense” ad promoting HB2 during his 2016 campaign for reelection, which he lost by about 10,000 votes to Democrat Roy Cooper, despite the unconstitutional racial gerrymandering of districts.

North Carolinians Showed up and Stood Up

Photo by Juan Marin on Unsplash

A Journey Started, Alone and Afraid

My youngest, age 3, in a favorite princess costume
My youngest, age 3.5, in a favorite bride’s dress up costume
Blowing “wishberries,” a.k.a., dandelions
Dressing as “Dorothy” was always a favorite

Going Viral

Screenshots of various media outlets that picked up our story after it had gone viral during September, 2016
Upworthy Original, “You Be You!”

“Too many times I watched parents force their daughters to wear things they didn’t want, but you brought your son so he could…”

The Listen to Your Mother Show, RDU 2016, photo by Jess Rotenberg Photography

Going Forward: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

A bittersweet video done by our local newspaper
Photo by Mercedes Mehling on Unsplash
Photo by Mirah Curzer on Unsplash

Dismantler of gender norms. Political news junkie. TikTok aficionado. Mom of 3. Work seen/heard @ HuffPost, Scary Mommy, NPR, SiriusXM, LTYM, TIFO podcast, etc.

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